DYRK1A(redirected from Dual Specificity YAK1-Related Kinase)
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DYRK1AA gene on chromosome 21q22.13 that encodes a member of the dual-specificity tyrosine-phosphorylation-regulated kinase (DYRK) family, which catalyses its autophosphorylation on serine/threonine and tyrosine residues. DYRK1A may play a key role in a signalling pathway that regulates cell proliferation and may be involved in brain development.
DYRK1A is a candidate gene for learning defects associated with Down syndrome.