This product is an active protein and may elicit a biological response in vivo, handle with caution.
Serine/threonine-protein kinase ULK3
unc 51 like kinase 3 (C. elegans)
Unc-51-like kinase 3
FunctionSerine/threonine protein kinase which enhances GLI1 and GLI2 transcriptional activity and consequently positively regulates GLI-dependent SHH signaling. May exert this function by promoting GLI1 nuclear localization. Phosphorylates in vitro GLI2, as well as GLI1 and GLI3, although less efficiently.
Tissue specificityWidely expressed. Highest levels observed in fetal brain. In adult tissues, high levels in brain, liver and kidney, moderate levels in testis and adrenal gland and low levels in heart, lung, stomach, thymus, prostate and placenta. In the brain, highest expression in the hippocampus, high levels also detected in the cerebellum, olfactory bulb and optice nerve. In the central nervous system, lowest levels in the spinal cord.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the protein kinase superfamily. Ser/Thr protein kinase family. APG1/unc-51/ULK1 subfamily. Contains 2 MIT domains. Contains 1 protein kinase domain.
Post-translational modificationsAutophosphorylated in vitro.