The LMTK2 enzyme belongs to both the protein kinase and the tyrosine kinase families. It contains N-terminus transmembrane helices and a long C-terminal cytoplasmic tail with serine/threonine/tyrosine kinase activity. This protein interacts with several other proteins, such as inhibitor-2 (Inh2), protein phosphatase-1 (PP1C), p35, and myosin VI. It phosphorylates other proteins, and is itself also phosphorylated when interacting with cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (cdk5)/p35 complex. This protein is involved in nerve growth factor (NGF)-TrkA signalling, and also plays a critical role in endosomal membrane trafficking. Mouse studies suggested an essential role of this protein in spermatogenesis.
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