Western blot analysis of VRK2 over-expressed 293 cell line, cotransfected with VRK2 Validated Chimera RNAi ( Cat # H00007444-R01V ) (Lane 2) or non-transfected control (Lane 1). Blot probed with VRK2 monoclonal antibody (M01) clone 3B10 (Cat # H00007444-M01 ). GAPDH ( 36.1 kDa ) used as specificity and loading control.
This gene encodes a member of the vaccinia-related kinase (VRK) family of serine/threonine protein kinases. This gene is widely expressed in human tissues and has increased expression in actively dividing cells, such as those in testis, leukocytes, fetal liver, and carcinomas. Its protein localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum and has been shown to phosphorylate casein and undergo autophosphorylation. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq