Synonyms: Casein kinase 1 epsilon,Casein kinase I,Casein kinase I epsilon,Casein kinase I isoform epsilon,CKI epsilon,CKI-epsilon,CKIe,CKIepsilon,CSNK 1E,CSNK1E,DBT,Doubletime,Drosophila,homolog of,EC 188.8.131.52,epsilon isoform,HCK IE,KC1E,KC1E,kinase CK1 epsilon,MGC 10398
Background: The protein encoded by this gene is a serine/threonine protein kinase and a member of the casein kinase I protein family, whose members have been implicated in the control of cytoplasmic and nuclear processes, including DNA replication and repair. The encoded protein is found in the cytoplasm as a monomer and can phosphorylate a variety of proteins, including itself. This protein has been shown to phosphorylate period, a circadian rhythm protein. Two transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene.