Myotonic Dystrophy Kinase-Related Cdc42-Binding Kinase α (MRCKα) is a Cdc42/Rac/Rho interactive/binding serine/threonine kinase with multiple functional domains (1). MRCK are effectors of RhoA and Cdc42, respectively, for actin reorganization. MRCKα is a critical regulator of signal transduction pathways in eukaryotic cells that are known principally for their role in regulating the cytoskeleton, and they do so by recruiting a variety of downstream effector proteins (2).
CDC42BPA, MRCK, PK428, FLJ23347, KIAA0451, DKFZp686L1738, DKFZp686P1738
1. Ivan, T. et al: Genomic organization of human myotonic dystrophy kinase-related Cdc42-binding kinase α reveals multiple alternative splicing and functional diversity. Gene; 2003; 304:107-115.
2. Ivan, T. et al: Phosphorylation of a Novel Myosin Binding Subunit of Protein Phosphatase 1 Reveals a Conserved Mechanism in the Regulation of Actin Cytoskeleton. J. Biol. Chem., 2001: 276 (24): 21209-21216.
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