PAK1 is a member of the p21-activated kinases (PAKs) which have been implicated in the regulation of cell morphology, motility and transformation. These serine/threonine kinases are activated by and are effectors of small GTPases, CDC42 and RAC. PAK1 belongs to the Group I PAKs which also includes PAK2 and PAK3 (1). PAK1 is a key regulator of the actin cytoskeleton, adhesion and cell motility. Inactive dimeric PAK1 is mainly cytosolic and interaction with the activators Cdc42-GTP and Rac1-GTP stimulates the kinase at the sites of cellular protrusions forming adhesions to the extracellular matrix (2).
PAKalpha, MGC130000, MGC130001
1. Jaffer, Z M. et al: p21-activated kinases: three more join the Pak. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2002 Jul;34(7):713-7.
2. Parrini, M C. et al: Spatiotemporal regulation of the Pak1 kinase. Biochem Soc Trans. 2005 Aug;33(Pt 4):646-8.
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