Aliases for BRSK2 Gene
External Ids for BRSK2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for BRSK2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BRSK2 Gene
GeneCards Summary for BRSK2 Gene
BRSK2 (BR Serine/Threonine Kinase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BRSK2 include Limbic Encephalitis and Pleural Tuberculosis. Among its related pathways are Sweet Taste Signaling and Neuroscience. GO annotations related to this gene include transferase activity, transferring phosphorus-containing groups and protein tyrosine kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is BRSK1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BRSK2 Gene
Serine/threonine-protein kinase that plays a key role in polarization of neurons and axonogenesis, cell cycle progress and insulin secretion. Phosphorylates CDK16, CDC25C, MAPT/TAU, PAK1 and WEE1. Following phosphorylation and activation by STK11/LKB1, acts as a key regulator of polarization of cortical neurons, probably by mediating phosphorylation of microtubule-associated proteins such as MAPT/TAU at Thr-529 and Ser-579. Also regulates neuron polarization by mediating phosphorylation of WEE1 at Ser-642 in postmitotic neurons, leading to down-regulate WEE1 activity in polarized neurons. Plays a role in the regulation of the mitotic cell cycle progress and the onset of mitosis. Plays a role in the regulation of insulin secretion in response to elevated glucose levels, probably via phosphorylation of CDK16 and PAK1. While BRSK2 phosphorylated at Thr-174 can inhibit insulin secretion (PubMed:22798068), BRSK2 phosphorylated at Thr-260 can promote insulin secretion (PubMed:22669945). Regulates reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton. May play a role in the apoptotic response triggered by endoplasmatic reticulum (ER) stress.