Activated during M phase. Required for chromosome segregation at metaphase-anaphase transition and therefore for mitotic progression. Inhibition of activity results in apoptosis. Phosphorylates KIF11 to promote mitotic spindle formation.
Ubiquitous, with highest expression in heart and skeletal muscle.
Belongs to the protein kinase superfamily. NEK Ser/Thr protein kinase family. NIMA subfamily. Contains 1 protein kinase domain.