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QIK subfamily

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The salt-inducible kinases (SIKs) control a novel molecular switch regulating macrophage polarization. Inhibition of SIKs is reported to promote a macrophage phenotype switch to a 'regulatory'-like phenotype [2-3], that favours resolution of inflammation. This action of SIKs provides a novel intervention point for pharmacological agents with potential as therapeutics for chronic inflammatory diseases.


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SIK (salt inducible kinase 1) Show summary » More detailed page

QIK (salt inducible kinase 2) Show summary » More detailed page

QSK (SIK family kinase 3) Show summary » More detailed page


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How to cite this family page

Database page citation:

QIK subfamily. Accessed on 22/10/2019. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,

Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SPH, Fabbro D, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA; CGTP Collaborators. (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Enzymes. Br J Pharmacol. 174 Suppl 1: S272-S359.