EIF2AK1 (HRI) Kinase Enzyme System
Recombinant full-length human EIF2AK1 (HRI) was expressed by baculovirus in Sf9 insect cells using an N-terminal GST tag. EIF2AK1 (HRI) or eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2-alpha kinase 1 acts at the level of translation initiation to downregulate protein synthesis in response to stress. EIF2AK1 (HRI) is a kinase that can be inactivated by hemin and is activated by heme deficiency and other stimuli and is a major protein kinase that phosphorylates EIF2-alpha. ADP-Glo Kinase Assay is a luminescent kinase assay that measures ADP formed from a kinase reaction; ADP is converted into ATP, which is a substrate in a reaction catalyzed by Ultra-Glo Luciferase that produces light. The luminescent signal positively correlates with ADP amount and kinase activity. The assay is well suited for measuring the effects chemical compounds have on the activity of a broad range of purified kinases, making it ideal for both primary screening as well as kinase selectivity profiling. The ADP-Glo Kinase Assay can be used to monitor the activity of virtually any ADP-generating enzyme (e.g., kinase or ATPase) using up to 1mM ATP.