The protein encoded by this gene is a serine/threonine kinase that regulates cytokinesis, smooth muscle contraction, the formation of actin stress fibers and focal adhesions, and the activation of the c-fos serum response element. This protein, which is an isozyme of ROCK1 is a target for the small GTPase Rho.
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Protein Aliases: p150 ROK-alpha; p164 ROCK-2; Rho kinase 2; Rho-associated coiled-coil forming kinage 2; Rho-associated coiled-coil forming kinase 2; Rho-associated protein kinase 2; Rho-associated, coiled-coil-containing protein kinase 2; Rho-associated, coiled-coil-containing protein kinase II; RhoA - binding serine/threosine kinase alpha (ROK - alpha); RhoA-binding kinase 2; ROCK II; ROCK-II; rockii; ROKalpha
Gene Aliases: B230113H15Rik; KIAA0619; mKIAA0619; Rho-kinase; ROCK-II; ROCK2; Rock2m; ROK; ROKalpha
Molecular Function: non-receptor serine/threonine protein kinase