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Research areas: Signal Transduction
Target / Protein: Musk
Biologically active: Not Tested
Expression system: E.coli
Species of origin: Mus musculus (Mouse)
Delivery time: 3-7 business days
Uniprot ID: Q61006
AA Sequence: EKLPKAPVITTPLETVDALVEEVATFMCAVESYPQPEISWTRNKILIKLFDTRYSIRENGQLLTILSVEDSDDGIYCCIANNGVGGAVESCGALQVKMKPKITRPPINVKIIEGLKAVLPCTTMGNPKPSVSWIKGDNALRENSRIAVLESGSLRIHNVQKEDAGQYRCVAKNSLGTAYSKLVKLEVEVFARILRAPESHNVTFGSFVTLRCTAIGIPVPTISWIENGNAVSSGSIQESVKDRVIDSRLQLFITKPGLYTCIATNKHGEKFSTAKAAATVSIAEWSKSQKDSQGYCAQYRGEVCDAVLAKDALVFFNTSYRDPEDAQELLIHTAWNELKAVSPLCRPAAEALLCNHLFQECSPGVVPTPMPICREYCLAVKELFCAKEWQAMEGKAHRGLYRSGMHLLPVPECSKLPSMHRDPTACTRLPYLDYKKENITTFPSITS
Tag info: N-terminal 10xHis-SUMO-tagged and C-terminal Myc-tagged
Expression Region: 22-494aa
Protein length: Extracellular Domain
MW: 69.3 kDa
Alternative Name(s): Muscle-specific tyrosine-protein kinase receptor
Relevance: Receptor tyrosine kinase which plays a central role in the formation and the maintenance of the neuromuscular junction (NMJ), the synapse between the motor neuron and the skeletal muscle. Recruitment of AGRIN by LRP4 to the MUSK signaling complex induces phosphorylation and activation of MUSK, the kinase of the complex. The activation of MUSK in myotubes regulates the formation of NMJs through the regulation of different processes including the specific expression of genes in subsynaptic nuclei, the reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton and the clustering of the acetylcholine receptors (AChR) in the postsynaptic membrane. May regulate AChR phosphorylation and clustering through activation of ABL1 and Src family kinases which in turn regulate MUSK. DVL1 and PAK1 that form a ternary complex with MUSK are also important for MUSK-dependent regulation of AChR clustering. May positively regulate Rho family GTPases through FNTA. Mediates the phosphorylation of FNTA which promotes prenylation, recruitment to membranes and activation of RAC1 a regulator of the actin cytoskeleton and of gene expression. Other effectors of the MUSK signaling include DNAJA3 which functions downstream of MUSK. May also play a role within the central nervous system by mediating cholinergic responses, synaptic plasticity and memory formation.
Reference: "The receptor tyrosine kinase MuSK is required for neuromuscular junction formation in vivo." DeChiara T.M., Bowen D.C., Valenzuela D.M., Simmons M.V., Poueymirou W.T., Thomas S., Kinetz E., Compton D.L., Rojas E., Park J.S., Smith C., DiStefano P.S., Glass D.J., Burden S.J., Yancopoulos G.D. Cell 85:501-512(1996)
Purity: Greater than 90% as determined by SDS-PAGE.
Storage: The shelf life is related to many factors, storage state, buffer ingredients, storage temperature and the stability of the protein itself. Generally, the shelf life of liquid form is 6 months at -20℃/-80℃. The shelf life of lyophilized form is 12 months at -20℃/-80℃.
Notes: Repeated freezing and thawing is not recommended. Store working aliquots at 4℃ for up to one week.