BRSK2 is a brain-selective serine/threonine kinase 2 that is mainly expressed in the brain, with weaker expression in testis and pancreas. BRSK2 expressed in insect cells specifically phosphorylates WEE1A, CDC25C and CDC25B in an in vitro assay. DNA damage induced by ultraviolet (UV) irradiation or methyl methane sulfonate, but not by ionizing radiation, enhanced endogenous BRSK2 kinase activity in a caffeine-sensitive manner and caused translocation of BRSK2 from the cytoplasm to the nucleus (1). Overexpression of BRSK2 induces G2/M arrest in HeLa cells while small interfering RNA against BRSK2 partly abrogated UV-induced G2/M arrest. Mammalian BRSK2 kinases are required for neuronal polarization (2).
HUSSY-12, C11orf7; PEN11B; SAD1; STK29
1. Lu, R. et.al: Human SAD1 kinase is involved in UV-induced DNA damage checkpoint function. J. Biol. Chem. 279: 31164-31170, 2004.
2. Kishi,M.et.al: Mammalian SAD kinases are required for neuronal polarization. Science 307: 929-932, 2005.
Sample Kinase Activity Plot. For specific information on a given lot, see related technical data sheet.
Sample Purity Data. For specific information on a given lot, see related technical data sheet.
Storage, Stability and Shipping:
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Apoptosis/Autophagy, Cancer, Cellular Stress, Metabolic Disorder, Ser/Thr Kinases