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Recombinant murine cAMP-dependent protein kinase: PKA, C alpha, 50 µg  

Recombinant murine cAMP-dependent protein kinase: PKA, C alpha, 50 µg

Recombinant murine, PKA catalytic subunit, type alpha (PKA Calpha)

Alternate names: cAMP-dependent protein kinase C-alpha, PKA C-alpha, PKACA, PKACa,cAMP-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit alpha

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Background: cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) is an ubiquitous serine/theonine protein kinase present in a variety of tissues (e.g. brain, skeletal muscle, heart) regulating several cellular responses by altering the interaction between the catatytic C and regulatory R subunits of PKA. The inactive tetrameric PKA holoenzyme R2C2 is activated when cAMP binds to R2, which dissociates the tetramer to R2*cAMP4 and two active catalytic subunits. Free Catalytic subunits of PKA can phosphorylate a variety of intracellular target proteins. In response to hormone-induced high cAMP levels, PKA phosphorylates glycogen synthetase (inhibition of the enzyme activity) and phosphorylase kinase to block glycogen synthesis.
The α-isoform is the predominant form with a broad tissue distribution and can be used for in vitro enzymological studies of neural and hormonal signal transduction or to phosphorylate target proteins in vivo (via microinjection) including ion channels, transcriptional activator proteins and regulatory enzymes of glycogen metabolism.
Highly active PKA catalytic subunit recombinantly expressed in E. coli and purified using several chromatographic steps. Preferred peptide substrate is  kemptide (LRRASLG).

Theoretical MW: 41 kDA
Expression system: E. coli
Storage buffer: 20 mM Mops, 150 mM NaCl, 1 mM DTT, 1 mM EDTA, 50% glycerol
Purity: >95% (SDS-PAGE)
Protein concentration: 0.68 mg/ml (Bradford method using BSA as standard protein)
Specific activity : >30,000,000 U/mg (based on kemptide phosphorylation, 1 unit is defined as 1 pmol phosphate per mg and minute.)

Entrez Gene ID: 18747 
UniProtKB: P05132

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Use the PKA - SPR Binding Assay of BIAFFIN for comprehensive kinetic characterization of your small molecule kinase inhibitors. 


Figure: Real-time kinetic analysis of kinase inhibitor H-89 binding to PKA Cα using surface plasmon resonance.

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Product specific literature references:

Taylor SS (1989) "cAMP-dependent protein kinase. Model for an enzyme family" J. Biol. Chem. 264(15):8443-6

Taylor SS, Buechler JA, Yonemoto W (1990) "cAMP-dependent protein kinase: framework for a diverse family of regulatory enzymes" Annu. Rev. Biochem. 59:971-1005

Walsh DA, Glass DB, Mitchell RD (1992) "Substrate diversity of the cAMP-dependent protein kinase: regulation based upon multiple binding interactions" Curr. Opin. Cell Biol. 4(2):241-51

Sculptoreanu A, Rotman E, Takahashi M, Scheuer T, Catterall WA (1993) "Voltage-dependent potentiation of the activity of cardiac L-type calcium channel alpha 1 subunits due to phosphorylation by cAMP-dependent protein kinase" Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A 90 (21): 10135-9

Walsh DA, Van Patten SM (1994) "Multiple pathway signal transduction by the cAMP-dependent protein kinase" FASEB J. 8(15):1227-36

Tasken K, Skalhegg BS, Jahnsen T et al. (1997) "Structure, function, and regulation of human cAMP-dependent protein kinases" Adv. Second Messenger Phosphoprotein Res. 31:191-204

Gray PC, Scott JD, Catterall WA (1998) "Regulation of ion channels by cAMP-dependent protein kinase and A-kinase anchoring proteins" Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 8(3):330-4

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