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eIF-2 Kinase

"eIF-2 Kinase" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A dsRNA-activated cAMP-independent protein serine/threonine kinase that is induced by interferon. In the presence of dsRNA and ATP, the kinase autophosphorylates on several serine and threonine residues. The phosphorylated enzyme catalyzes the phosphorylation of the alpha subunit of EUKARYOTIC INITIATION FACTOR-2, leading to the inhibition of protein synthesis.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "eIF-2 Kinase" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "eIF-2 Kinase" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 83 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2013
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