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Human AK2 Gene cDNA Clone (full-length ORF Clone)

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AK2cDNA Clone Product Information
Gene Bank Ref.ID:BC009405
cDNA Size:720
cDNA Description:ORF Clone of adenylate kinase 2 DNA.
Gene Synonym:ADK2, AK2, AK2
Species:Human
Vector:pGEM-T Vector
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence.
Shipping Carrier:Whatman FTA elute card (Cat: WB120410) contains 5-10 μg of plasmid.
Storage:The Whatman FTA elute card can be stored at room temperature for three months under dry condition.
pGEM-T vector information

The pGEM-T is 3kb in length, and contains the amplicin resistance gene, conferring selection of the plasmid in E. coli, and the ori site which is the bacterial origin of replication. The plasmid has multiple cloning sites as shown below. The coding sequence was inserted by TA cloning. Many E. coli strains are suitable for the propagation of this vector including JM109, DH5α and TOP10.

pGEM-T Simple Usage Suggestion:

The coding sequence can be easily obtained by digesting the vector with proper restriction enzyme(s). The coding sequence can also be amplified by PCR with M13 primers, or primer pair SP6 and T7.

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Background

Adenylate kinase 2 (AK2) belongs to the Adenylate kinase family that contains three isozymes: AK1, AK2 and AK3. Adenylate kinases are involved in regulating the adenine nucleotide composition within a cell by catalyzing the reversible transfer of phosphate groups among adenine nucleotides. Adenylate kinase2 (AK2) is expressed in mitochondrial intermembrane space. It may play a role in apoptosis. It has been demonstrated that in apoptotic cells AK2 was translocated into the cytosol concomitantly with cytochronme C. Mutations in this gene are the cause of reticular dysgenesis. These mutations result in absent or strongly decreased protein expression. It has been also established that AK2 is specifically expressed in the stria vascularis region of the inner ear, which provides an explanation of the sensorineural deafness in these individuals. 

References
  • Lagresle-Peyrou C, et al. (2008) Human adenylate kinase 2 deficiency causes a profound hematopoietic defect associated with sensorineural deafness. Nature Genetics. 41: 106-11.
  • Bruns GA, et al. (1977) Adenylate kinase 2, a mitochondrial enzyme. Biochem Genet. 15 (5-6): 477-86.
  • Khler C, et al. (1999) Release of adenylate kinase 2 from the mitochondrial intermembrane space during apoptosis. FEBS Lett. 447 (1): 10-2.
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