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
: ~88 kDa
: KIAA0619; ROCK-II; ROKalpha
: ROCK2 is a ubiquitously expressed serine/threonine kinase localized in the nucleus that regulates cytokinesis, smooth muscle contraction, the formation of actin stress fibers and focal adhesions, and the activation of the c-fos serum response element (1). ROCK2 is an immediate downstream target of the small GTPase RhoA. ROCK2 may play a pivotal role in cardiovascular diseases such as vasospastic angina, ischemic stroke, and heart failure. Inhibition of ROCKs by statins or other selective inhibitors leads to the upregulation and activation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and reduction of vascular inflammation and atherosclerosis (2).
1. Zhao, Z. et al: Rho-associated kinases play a role in endocardial cell differentiation and migration. Dev Biol. 2004 Nov 1;275(1):183-91.
2. Noma, K. et al: Physiological role of ROCKs in the cardiovascular system. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2006 Mar;290(3):C661-8.
||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 ROCK2, Active product can be utilized in the following research areas, but not limited to:
Apoptosis/Autophagy, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Inflammation, Invasion/Metastasis, Ser/Thr Kinases