cd06637: STKc_TNIK (this model, PSSM-Id:132968 is obsolete and has been replaced by 270807)
Catalytic domain of the Protein Serine/Threonine Kinase, Traf2- and Nck-interacting kinase
Serine/threonine kinases (STKs), Traf2- and Nck-interacting kinase (TNIK) subfamily, catalytic (c) domain. STKs catalyze the transfer of the gamma-phosphoryl group from ATP to serine/threonine residues on protein substrates. The TNIK subfamily is part of a larger superfamily that includes the catalytic domains of other protein STKs, protein tyrosine kinases, RIO kinases, aminoglycoside phosphotransferase, choline kinase, and phosphoinositide 3-kinase. Members of this subfamily contain an N-terminal catalytic domain and a C-terminal citron homology (CNH) regulatory domain, similar to mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), kinase kinase kinase 4 (MAP4K4), and MAP4K6. MAP4Ks participate in some MAPK signaling pathways by activating a MAPK kinase kinase (MAPKKK or MAP3K or MKKK). TNIK is an effector of Rap2, a small GTP-binding protein from the Ras family. TNIK specifically activates the c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) pathway and plays a role in regulating the actin cytoskeleton.