Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits AMP-activated protein kinase activity; chromatin binding activity; and histone serine kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including regulation of autophagy; regulation of organelle organization; and regulation of protein modification process. Localizes to several cellular components, including the cytoplasmic stress granule; dendrite; and neuronal cell body. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; future brain; heart; lung; and spinal cord. Orthologous to human PRKAA2 (protein kinase AMP-activated catalytic subunit alpha 2).