Storage, Stability, and Shipping
: Store product at –70o
C. For optimal storage, aliquot target into smaller quantities after centrifugation and store at recommended temperature. For most favorable performance, avoid repeated handling and multiple freeze/thaw cycles.
: Kinase Assay, Western Blot
: ~114 kDa
: CHUK, IKK1, IKBKA, TCF16, NFKBIKA, IKK-alpha
: IKKα is a serine/threonine protein kinase that phosphorylates the I-kappa-B protein which is an inhibitor of the transcription factor NF-kappa-B complex. Phosphorylation of I-kappa-B protein triggers the degradation of the inhibitor via the ubiquitination pathway, thereby activating NF-kappa-B complex (1). IKKα is an essential regulator of NF-kappa-B-dependent gene expression through control of promoter-associated histone phosphorylation after cytokine exposure (2). IKKα is a critical component of the cytoplasmic transductional-transcriptional processor leading to induction of IFNα production. IKKα is also involved in the epidermis where it antagonizes mitogenic and angiogenic signals and represses tumor progression and metastases.
1. Anest, V.et.al: A nucleosomal function for I-kappa-B kinase-alpha in NF-kappa-B-dependent gene expression. Nature 423: 659-663, 2003.
2. Hoshino, K. et.al: I-kappa-B kinase-alpha is critical for interferon-alpha production induced by Toll-like receptors 7 and 9. Nature 440: 949-953, 2006.
||Specific Activity: Sample Kinase Activity Plot. For specific information on a given lot, see related technical data sheet.
||Purity: Sample Purity Data. For specific information on a given lot, see related technical data sheet.
The IKK alpha, Active product can be utilized in the following research areas, but not limited to:
Cancer, Inflammation, Neurobiology, NfkB Pathway, Ser/Thr Kinases, WNT Signaling