EF2K_HUMAN Protein

Name Eukaryotic elongation factor 2 kinase
Description Threonine kinase that regulates protein synthesis by controlling the rate of peptide chain elongation. Upon activation by a variety of upstream kinases including AMPK or TRPM7, phosphorylates the elongation factor EEF2 at a single site, renders it unable to bind ribosomes and thus inactive. In turn, the rate of protein synthesis is reduced.
UniProt ID O00418
Gene EEF2K