Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including cell quiescence; hemopoiesis; and regulation of gene expression. Localizes to cyclin D2-CDK6 complex. Is expressed in several structures, including branchial arch; central nervous system; forelimb bud; incisor; and sensory organ. 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. Orthologous to human CDK6 (cyclin dependent kinase 6).