Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including hemopoiesis; regulation of gene expression; and regulation of hematopoietic stem cell differentiation. Localizes to the cyclin D2-CDK6 complex. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in lung non-small cell carcinoma; malignant glioma; pancreatic adenocarcinoma; pancreatic ductal carcinoma; and primary autosomal recessive microcephaly 12. Is expressed in several structures, including branchial arch; central nervous system; forelimb bud; incisor; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human CDK6 (cyclin dependent kinase 6).