Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits AMP-activated protein kinase activity; chromatin binding activity; and histone serine kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including positive regulation of cellular metabolic process; regulation of organelle organization; and regulation of protein modification process. Localizes to several cellular components, including axon; dendrite; and neuronal cell body. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; early conceptus; future brain; and spinal cord. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Huntington's disease; breast cancer; and colon cancer. Orthologous to human PRKAA1 (protein kinase AMP-activated catalytic subunit alpha 1).