Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits Hsp90 protein binding activity; protein kinase binding activity; and protein serine/threonine kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including macroautophagy; nervous system development; and protein phosphorylation. Localizes to several cellular components, including the Atg1/ULK1 kinase complex; neuronal cell body; and phagophore assembly site membrane. Predicted to colocalize with the guanyl-nucleotide exchange factor complex. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system and retina. Orthologous to human ULK1 (unc-51 like autophagy activating kinase 1).