Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have GTP-Rho binding activity; Rho-dependent protein serine/threonine kinase activity; and aspartic-type endopeptidase inhibitor activity. Involved in several processes, including bleb assembly; mRNA destabilization; and positive regulation of focal adhesion assembly. Localizes to several cellular components, including cytoplasmic stress granule; lamellipodium; and ruffle. Predicted to colocalize with amyloid-beta complex. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; diaphragm; gut; heart; and musculature. Orthologous to human ROCK1 (Rho associated coiled-coil containing protein kinase 1).