Non-specific serine/threonine protein kinase

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Non-specific serine/threonine protein kinase
Identifiers
EC number 2.7.11.1
Databases
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BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
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MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
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In enzymology, the term non-specific serine/threonine protein kinase (EC 2.7.11.1) describes a class of enzymes that belong to the family of transferases, specifically protein-serine/threonine kinases. These enzymes transfer phosphates to the oxygen atom of a serine or threonine sidechain in proteins. This process is called phosphorylation. Protein phosphorylation in particular plays a significant role in a wide range of cellular processes and is a very important posttranslational modification.

The chemical reaction performed by these enzymes can be written as

ATP + a protein \rightleftharpoons ADP + a phosphoprotein

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are ATP and a protein, whereas its two products are ADP and phosphoprotein.

The systematic name of this enzyme class is ATP:protein phosphotransferase (non-specific).

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