United States (US)

NEK2 (Active) recombinant protein

Cat No. GTX65183

Application ELISA, Functional Assay, Apuri, Blocking
Reactivity Human
Species Human

Application Note

183 nmol phosphate incorporated into MBP per minute per mg protein at 300C for 15 minutes using a final concentration of 50 uM ATP (0.83 uCi/assay).

Calculated MW

76.0 kDa. ( Note )




50 mM Tris-HCl, pH 7.5, 150 mM NaCl, 0.25 mM DTT, 0.1 mM EGTA, 0.1 mM EDTA, 0.1 mM PMSF, 30% glycerol


Store at -80ºC. Product is stable for at least 6-12 months.


0.1mg/ml(Please refer to the vial label for the specific concentration.)

Antigen Species


Expression System

Baculovirus (Sf9 insect cells)


Purity was assessed by SDS-PAGE (≥90%) and by HPLC.


For laboratory use only. Not for any clinical, therapeutic, or diagnostic use in humans or animals. Not for animal or human consumption.


Serine/threonine-protein kinase Nek6, NEK, Serine/threonineprotein kinase Nek6, NEK2


Nek 2 is closely related in its catalytic domain to the serine/threonine protein kinase NIMA of Aspergillus nidulans that is required for entry into mitosis and may function in parallel to the universal mitotic inducer p34cdc2. Like NIMA, the Nek2 protein is almost undetectable during G1 but accumulated progressively throughout S, reaching maximal levels in late G2 (1). These observations demonstrate that Nek2 resembles Aspergillus NIMA, not only in its catalytic domain, but also in its cell cycle-dependent expression. Recombinant Nek2 is active as a serine/threonine-specific protein kinase and may undergo autophosphorylation. Both human Nek2 and fungal NIMA phosphorylate a similar, albeit not identical, set of proteins and synthetic peptides, and beta-casein is a suitable substrate for assaying Nek2 in vitro (2). Nek2 is shown to be expressed most abundantly in the testis of the adult tissues examined (3). Its expression in the testis is restricted to the germ cells, with highest levels detected in spermatocytes at pachytene and diplotene stages. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed that Nek2 localized to nuclei, exhibiting a non-uniform distribution within the nucleus.

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Package List Price ($)
$ 349