||Recombinant human ALK2 (147-end) was expressed by baculovirus inSf9 insect cellsusing an N-terminal GST tag.MW = 67 KDa.
||ALK 2 is a receptor serine/threonine kinase that is member of the ALK family and is upstream of signaling pathway involving the SMAD proteins especially SMAD1/5/8. Knockdown of ALK2, but not TGFβRI (ALK5), abrogates endoglin-mediated decrease in cell motility of prostate cancer cells and constitutively active ALK2 is sufficient to restore a low-motility phenotype in endoglin deficient cells. Therefore, endoglin decreases prostate cancer cell motility through activation of the ALK2-Smad1 pathway. ALK2 is the key gene involved in Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), a rare autosomal dominant congenital disorder characterized by progressive heterotopic bone formation in muscle tissues.
||Sf9 insect cells using baculovirus.
||Kinase Assay, Western Blot.
|Storage And Stability:
||Store product at –70°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.