tousled like kinase 2
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a nuclear serine/threonine kinase that was first identified in Arabidopsis. The encoded protein is thought to function in the regulation of chromatin assembly in the S phase of the cell cycle by regulating the levels of a histone H3/H4 chaperone. This protein is associated with double-strand break repair of DNA damage caused by radiation. Pseudogenes of this gene are present on chromosomes 10 and 17. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2013]
Serine/threonine-protein kinase involved in the process of chromatin assembly and probably also DNA replication, transcription, repair, and chromosome segregation. Phosphorylates the chromatin assembly factors ASF1A AND ASF1B. Phosphorylation of ASF1A prevents its proteasome-mediated degradation, thereby enhancing chromatin assembly. Negative regulator of amino acid starvation-induced autophagy.
From NCBI Gene:
- MENTAL RETARDATION, AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT 57
Mental retardation, autosomal dominant 57 (MRD57): A form of mental retardation, a disorder characterized by significantly below average general intellectual functioning associated with impairments in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period. MRD57 is characterized by delayed psychomotor development apparent in infancy or early childhood, and a variety of behavioral abnormalities. Affected individuals may have severe gastro-intestinal problems, and facial dysmorphism. MRD57 inheritance is autosomal dominant. [MIM:618050]