FAK Kinase Enzyme System
Recombinant human FAK (amino acids 393-698) was expressed by baculovirus in Sf9 insect cells using an N-terminal His tag. FAK (Focal Adhesion Kinase) is a nonreceptor protein tyrosine kinase involved in signal transduction from integrin-enriched focal adhesion sites that mediate cell contact with the extracellular matrix. FAK-enhanced signals have been shown to mediate the survival of anchorage-dependent cells and are critical for efficient cell migration in response to growth factor receptor and integrin stimulation. Elevated expression of FAK in human tumors has been correlated with increased malignancy and invasiveness. Elevated FAK expression in anaplastic astrocytoma and glioblastoma tumor biopsy samples has been demonstrated. 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. Kinase Enzyme System contains: Kinase: FAK, 10ug (Human, recombinant; amino acids 393-698). MW: ~35kDa. Substrate: Poly (4:1 Glu, Tyr) Peptide. Other: Reaction Buffer, DTT, MnCl2. FAK NCBI Database Entry: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/5747/. Visit www.promega.com/kinase/ to see all Kinase Enzyme Systems.