Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.0)
Enables protein serine/threonine kinase activity and ribosome binding activity. Involved in several processes, including 'de novo' pyrimidine nucleobase biosynthetic process; T-helper 1 cell lineage commitment; and neuronal action potential. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including heart development; positive regulation of cellular component biogenesis; and regulation of protein phosphorylation. Located in cytosol; dendrite; and nucleus. Part of TORC1 complex. Colocalizes with PML body. Is expressed in central nervous system; early conceptus; oocyte; respiratory system; and retina. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease; kidney angiomyolipoma; lung disease (multiple); prostate cancer; and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human MTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin kinase).