LIM domain kinase 1 - P53667 (LIMK1_HUMAN)


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Serine/threonine-protein kinase that plays an essential role in the regulation of actin filament dynamics. Acts downstream of several Rho family GTPase signal transduction pathways (PubMed:10436159, PubMed:11832213, PubMed:12807904, PubMed:15660133, PubMed:16230460, PubMed:18028908, PubMed:22328514, PubMed:23633677). Activated by upstream kinases including ROCK1, PAK1 and PAK4, which phosphorylate LIMK1 on a threonine residue located in its activation loop (PubMed:10436159). LIMK1 subsequently phosphorylates and inactivates the actin binding/depolymerizing factors cofilin-1/CFL1, cofilin-2/CFL2 and destrin/DSTN, thereby preventing the cleavage of filamentous actin (F-actin), and stabilizing the actin cytoskeleton (PubMed:11832213, PubMed:15660133, PubMed:16230460, PubMed:23633677). In this way LIMK1 regulates several actin-dependent biological processes including cell motility, cell cycle progression, and differentiation (PubMed:11832213, PubMed:15660133, PubMed:16230460, PubMed:23633677). Phosphorylates TPPP on serine residues, thereby promoting microtubule disassembly (PubMed:18028908). Stimulates axonal outgrowth and may be involved in brain development (PubMed:18028908). UniProt
Catalytic Activity
ATP + L-threonyl-[protein] = ADP + H+ + O-phospho-L-threonyl-[protein] UniProt
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Subunit Structure
Interacts (via LIM domain) with the cytoplasmic domain of NRG1. Interacts with NISCH. Interacts with RLIM and RNF6 (By similarity). Self-associates to form homodimers (PubMed:10196227). Interacts with HSP90AA1; this interaction promotes LIMK1 dimerization and subsequent transphosphorylation (PubMed:16641196). Interacts with CDKN1C (PubMed:14530263). Interacts with SSH1 (PubMed:15660133). Interacts with ROCK1 (PubMed:10436159, PubMed:10652353). Interacts (via LIM zinc-binding domains) with FAM89B/LRAP25 (via LRR repeat). Forms a tripartite complex with CDC42BPA, CDC42BPB and FAM89B/LRAP25 (By similarity). UniProt
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