CDK5 is a member of the Cyclin-Dependent Kinase family that is most abundant in the mammalian brain. Active form of CDK5, which has also been called neuronal cdc2-like kinase, is a heterodimer of CDK5 and a 25 kDa protein which is derived proteolytically from a 35 kDa brain and neuron-specific protein and is essential for the kinase activity of CDK5. CDK5 has emerged as a crucial regulator of neuronal migration in the developing central nervous system. CDK5 phosphorylates a diverse list of substrates, implicating it in the regulation of a range of cellular processes - from adhesion and motility, to synaptic plasticity and drug addiction.
蛋白别名: CDK5-SV; Cell division protein kinase 5; CR6 protein kinase; Cyclin-dependent kinase 5; Cyclin-dependent-like kinase 5; protein kinase CDK5 splicing; Serine/threonine-protein kinase PSSALRE; Tau protein kinase II catalytic subunit; TPKII catalytic subunit
基因别名: AW048668; CDK5; CDKN5; Crk6; LIS7; PSSALRE