|Other Names||Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase kinase 4, HPK/GCK-like kinase HGK, MAPK/ERK kinase kinase kinase 4, MEK kinase kinase 4, MEKKK 4, Nck-interacting kinase, MAP4K4, HGK, KIAA0687, NIK|
|Target/Specificity||The synthetic peptide sequence used to generate the antibody AP3426a was selected from the region of human Phospho-MAP4K4-pS631. A 10 to 100 fold molar excess to antibody is recommended. Precise conditions should be optimized for a particular assay.|
|Format||Synthetic peptide was lyophilized with 100% acetonitrile and is supplied as a powder. Reconstitute with 0.1 ml DI water for a final concentration of 1 mg/ml.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C.|
|Precautions||This product is for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Synonyms||HGK, KIAA0687, NIK|
|Function||Serine/threonine kinase that may play a role in the response to environmental stress and cytokines such as TNF-alpha. Appears to act upstream of the JUN N-terminal pathway. Phosphorylates SMAD1 on Thr-322.|
|Tissue Location||Appears to be ubiquitous. Expressed in all tissue types examined. Isoform 5 appears to be more abundant in the brain. Isoform 4 is predominant in the liver, skeletal muscle and placenta.|
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M4K4, a member of the STE20 subfamily of Ser/Thr protein kinases, may play a role in the response to environmental stress and cytokines such as TNF-alpha. It appears to act upstream of the JUN N-terminal pathway. This protein is thought to interact with the SH3 domain of the adapter proteins Nck. HGK binds, via its CNH regulatory domain, to the N-terminal region of SPG3A. Expression appears to be ubiquitous, expressed in all tissue types examined. Isoform 5 appears to be more abundant in the brain, and isoform 4 is predominant in the liver, skeletal muscle and placenta.
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