||NEK6 is a serine/threonine kinase that is a member of the Nek family of protein kinases that share an amino-terminal catalytic domain related to NIMA family. Nek6 is a nuclear and cytoplasmic kinase that is required for mitotic progression of human cells. Nek6 is phosphorylated and activated during M phase of the cell cycle. Inhibition of Nek6 function by either overexpression of an inactive Nek6 mutant or elimination of endogenous Nek6 by siRNA arrests cells in M phase and triggers apoptosis.
||Kinase activity is measured as the molar amount of phosphate incorporated into myelin basic protein, per minute per mg protein at 30°C using a final concentration of 50 μM [32P] ATP.
||Nek6 is a nuclear and cytoplasmic kinase that is required for mitotic progression of human cells. It is phosphorylated and activated during M phase of the cell cycle. Inhibition of Nek6 arrests cells in M phase and triggers apoptosis, suggesting that Nek6 is required for metaphase-anaphase transition.
||Solution in 50 mM Tris-HCl, pH 7.5, 150 mM NaCl, 0.25 mM DTT, 0.1 mM EGTA, and 30% glycerol.
||buffered aqueous glycerol solution.
||protein apparent mol wt ~58 kDa.