Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits JUN kinase activity and protein serine/threonine/tyrosine kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including cellular response to reactive oxygen species; positive regulation of cellular protein metabolic process; and protein phosphorylation. Localizes to several cellular components, including the basal dendrite; mitochondrion; and podosome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in abdominal aortic aneurysm; colorectal adenoma; rectal neoplasm; and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; future brain; genitourinary system; sensory organ; and submandibular gland. Orthologous to human MAPK8 (mitogen-activated protein kinase 8).