Western blot analysis of PRKAA1 polyclonal antibody (Cat # PAB2764) in mouse liver lysate. PRKAA1 (arrow) was detected using purified polyclonal antibody. Secondary HRP-anti-rabbit was used for signal visualization with chemiluminescence.
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the ser/thr protein kinase family. It is the catalytic subunit of the 5'-prime-AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). AMPK is a cellular energy sensor conserved in all eukaryotic cells. The kinase activity of AMPK is activated by the stimuli that increase the cellular AMP/ATP ratio. AMPK regulates the activities of a number of key metabolic enzymes through phosphorylation. It protects cells from stresses that cause ATP depletion by switching off ATP-consuming biosynthetic pathways. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been observed. [provided by RefSeq
5'-AMP-activated protein kinase, catalytic alpha-1 chain,AMP -activate kinase alpha 1 subunit,AMP-activated protein kinase, catalytic, alpha-1,AMPK alpha 1