Search anything and hit enter
  • Teams
  • Members
  • Projects
  • Events
  • Calls
  • Jobs
  • publications
  • Software
  • Tools
  • Network
  • Equipment

A little guide for advanced search:

  • Tip 1. You can use quotes "" to search for an exact expression.
    Example: "cell division"
  • Tip 2. You can use + symbol to restrict results containing all words.
    Example: +cell +stem
  • Tip 3. You can use + and - symbols to force inclusion or exclusion of specific words.
    Example: +cell -stem
e.g. searching for members in projects tagged cancer
Search for
Count
IN
OUT
Content 1
  • member
  • team
  • department
  • center
  • program_project
  • nrc
  • whocc
  • project
  • software
  • tool
  • patent
  • Administrative Staff
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Full Professor
  • Graduate Student
  • Lab assistant
  • Non-permanent Researcher
  • Permanent Researcher
  • Pharmacist
  • PhD Student
  • Physician
  • Post-doc
  • Project Manager
  • Research Associate
  • Research Engineer
  • Retired scientist
  • Technician
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Veterinary
  • Visiting Scientist
  • Deputy Director of Center
  • Deputy Director of Department
  • Deputy Director of National Reference Center
  • Deputy Head of Facility
  • Director of Center
  • Director of Department
  • Director of Institute
  • Director of National Reference Center
  • Group Leader
  • Head of Facility
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Structure
  • Honorary President of the Departement
  • Labex Coordinator
Content 2
  • member
  • team
  • department
  • center
  • program_project
  • nrc
  • whocc
  • project
  • software
  • tool
  • patent
  • Administrative Staff
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Full Professor
  • Graduate Student
  • Lab assistant
  • Non-permanent Researcher
  • Permanent Researcher
  • Pharmacist
  • PhD Student
  • Physician
  • Post-doc
  • Project Manager
  • Research Associate
  • Research Engineer
  • Retired scientist
  • Technician
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Veterinary
  • Visiting Scientist
  • Deputy Director of Center
  • Deputy Director of Department
  • Deputy Director of National Reference Center
  • Deputy Head of Facility
  • Director of Center
  • Director of Department
  • Director of Institute
  • Director of National Reference Center
  • Group Leader
  • Head of Facility
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Structure
  • Honorary President of the Departement
  • Labex Coordinator
Search
Go back
Scroll to top
Share
© Research
Publication : Biochemistry

Functional expression and characterization of the interferon-induced double-stranded RNA activated P68 protein kinase from Escherichia coli

Scientific Fields
Diseases
Organisms
Applications
Technique

Published in Biochemistry - 22 Oct 1991

Barber GN, Tomita J, Hovanessian AG, Meurs E, Katze MG

Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 1718419

Biochemistry 1991 Oct;30(42):10356-61

The P68 protein (referred to as P68 on the basis of its molecular weight of 68,000 in human cells) is a serine/threonine kinase induced by interferon treatment and activated by double-stranded (ds) RNAs. Although extensively studied, little is currently known about the regulation of kinase function at the molecular level. What is known is that activation of this enzyme triggers a series of events which lead to an inhibition of protein synthesis initiation and may, in turn, play an integral role in the antiviral response to interferon. To begin to understand P68 and its biological functions in the eukaryotic cell, we have expressed the protein kinase in Escherichia coli under control of the bacteriophage T7 promoter. In rifampicin-treated cells, metabolically labeled with [35S]methionine and induced by IPTG, the P68 kinase was the predominant labeled product. Further, P68 was recovered from extracts as a fully functional enzyme, shown by its ability to become activated and phosphorylate its natural substrate, the alpha subunit of eukaryotic protein synthesis initiation factor 2 (eIF-2). Moreover, P68 was phosphorylated in vivo in E. coli, providing conclusive evidence that the kinase has the capacity to phosphorylate and activate itself in the absence of other eukaryotic proteins. In contrast, a mutant P68 protein, containing a single amino acid substitution in the invariant lysine in catalytic domain II, was completely inactive. Interestingly, both the mutant and wild-type protein kinases efficiently bound activator dsRNAs despite the fact that only the latter was activated by these RNAs. Finally, the expressed kinase could be isolated from contaminating E. coli proteins in an active form by immunoaffinity chromatography with a monoclonal antibody specific for P68.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1718419