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Testis-specific kinase 1
TESK1, testicular protein kinase 1, testis-specific protein kinase 1
This gene product is a serine/threonine protein kinase that contains an N-terminal protein kinase domain and a C-terminal proline-rich domain. Its protein kinase domain is most closely related to those of the LIM motif-containing protein kinases (LIMKs). The encoded protein can phosphorylate myelin basic protein and histone in vitro. The testicular germ cell-specific expression and developmental pattern of expression of the mouse gene suggests that this gene plays an important role at and after the meiotic phase of spermatogenesis. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008] (from
Rana et al., Los Angeles, United States. In Cell Stem Cell, 2014
We found that shRNA-mediated knockdown of the serine/threonine kinases TESK1 or LIMK2 promoted mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition, decreased COFILIN phosphorylation, and disrupted Actin filament structures during reprogramming of mouse embryonic fibroblasts.
Carraro et al., São Paulo, Brazil. In Cell Death Dis, 2010
The protein expression of CRABP2, IGF2, GRK7, TESK1, HDGF, WNT5B, FZD2 and TIMP3 was characterized in WTs and in a panel of human fetal kidneys displaying remarkable aspects of differentiation, which was recapitulated in the tumor.
Cai et al., Shenzhen, China. In Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao, 2004
METHODS: Tissue grafting was performed using testis from 1-2 days old Kun-ming mice as donor tissue and immunodefective mice as recipients; the expression of TESK1 mRNA in grafts was determined by RT-PCR and the spermatogenesis further observed with histological analysis of grafts.