Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Predicted to enable several functions, including cytoskeletal protein binding activity; protein C-terminus binding activity; and protein serine/threonine kinase activator activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including intracellular signal transduction; positive regulation of JNK cascade; and regulation of cytoskeleton organization. Predicted to act upstream of or within DNA repair and apoptotic process. Predicted to be located in microtubule cytoskeleton and perinuclear region of cytoplasm. Predicted to be active in cytoplasm. Is expressed in several structures, including adrenal gland; alimentary system; lung; nervous system; and retina. Orthologous to human TAOK1 (TAO kinase 1).