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eif2ak2

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Official Full Name
eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2-alpha kinase 2
Background
The protein encoded by this gene is a serine/threonine protein kinase that is activated by autophosphorylation after binding to dsRNA. The activated form of the encoded protein can phosphorylate translation initiation factor EIF2S1, which in turn inhibits protein synthesis. This protein is also activated by manganese ions and heparin. Three transcript variants encoding two different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2011]
Synonyms
EIF2AK2; eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2-alpha kinase 2; PKR; PRKR; EIF2AK1; interferon-induced, double-stranded RNA-activated protein kinase; p68 kinase; eIF-2A protein kinase 2; P1/eIF-2A protein kinase; tyrosine-protein kinase EIF2AK2; interferon-inducible elF2alpha kinase; double stranded RNA activated protein kinase; protein kinase, interferon-inducible double stranded RNA dependent; double-stranded RNA-activated protein kinase; double-stranded RNA activated protein kinase; IFN-stimulated dsRNA-activated eIF2-alpha kinase 2