NEK4

(redirected from NIMA (never in mitosis gene a)-related kinase 4)

NEK4

A gene on chromosome 3p21.1 that encodes a NEK serine/threonine protein kinase thought to act exclusively on threonine residues. It is highly expressed in the adult heart, and to lesser degrees in the pancreas, skeletal muscle, brain, liver, kidneys, lungs and placenta; it is present in many carcinomas.