Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits ATP binding activity and protein serine/threonine kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including extrinsic apoptotic signaling pathway in absence of ligand; protein phosphorylation; and response to salt stress. Predicted to localize to cytoplasm and nucleoplasm. Is expressed in several structures, including gut gland; integumental system; liver; nervous system; and nose. Orthologous to human MKNK1 (MAPK interacting serine/threonine kinase 1).