Aliases for MKNK1 Gene
External Ids for MKNK1 Gene
This gene encodes a Ser/Thr protein kinase that interacts with, and is activated by ERK1 and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinases, and thus may play a role in the response to environmental stress and cytokines. This kinase may also regulate transcription by phosphorylating eIF4E via interaction with the C-terminal region of eIF4G. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been noted for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2012]
GeneCards Summary for MKNK1 Gene
MKNK1 (MAP Kinase Interacting Serine/Threonine Kinase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling by FGFR and Signaling by FGFR. GO annotations related to this gene include protein serine/threonine kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is MKNK2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MKNK1 Gene
May play a role in the response to environmental stress and cytokines. Appears to regulate translation by phosphorylating EIF4E, thus increasing the affinity of this protein for the 7-methylguanosine-containing mRNA cap.