Eukaryotic elongation factor 2 (eEF2) catalyzes the translocation of peptidyl-tRNA from the A site to the P site on the ribosome. eEF2 kinase (eEF2K) phosphorylates and inactivates eEF2, resulting in the inhibition of peptide-chain elongation. eEF2K is normally dependent on Ca2+ ions and calmodulin, and can be activated by PKA in response to elevated cAMP levels during cell stress- or starvation-related conditions. Regulation of eEF2K occurs through phosphorylation at multiple sites. Ser-78 phosphorylation is required for calmodulin binding and eEF2K activity, while phosphorylation of Ser-500 is required for Ca2+/calmodulin-independent kinase activity. Thr-348 is an autophosphorylation site that is required for kinase activity. Inhibitory phosphorylation may also regulate eEF2K, since phosphorylation at Ser-359 by SAPK4/p38delta causes inactivation of eEF2K.
Human recombinant eEF2K is a full length protein (95 kDa) expressed in E. Coli. The protein is detected by rabbit polyclonal anti-eEF2K (C-terminus) antibody (Cat.#EP4661) and anti-eEF2K (Thr-348) (Cat.#EP4411).
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*All molecular weights (MW) are confirmed by comparison to Bio-Rad Rainbow Markers and to western blot mobilities of known proteins with similar MW.
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