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Human chk1 ORF mammalian expression plasmid, N-Myc tag

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Human CHEK1 cDNA Clone Product Information
Gene_bank_ref_id:NM_001274.2
RefSeq ORF Size:1431bp
cDNA Description:Full length Clone DNA of Homo sapiens CHK1 checkpoint homolog (S. pombe) with N terminal Myc tag.
Gene Synonym:CHK1, CHEK1
Species:Human
Vector:pCMV3-N-Myc
Plasmid:
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:Myc Tag Sequence: GAGCAGAAACTCATCTCAGAAGAGGATCTG
Sequence Description:
Sequencing primers:T7(TAATACGACTCACTATAGGG) BGH(TAGAAGGCACAGTCGAGG)
Promoter:Enhanced CMV mammalian cell promoter
Application:Stable or Transient mammalian expression
Antibiotic in E.coli:Kanamycin
Antibiotic in mammalian cell:Hygromycin
Shipping_carrier:Each tube contains lyophilized plasmid.
Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at room temperature for three months.
Myc Tag Info

A myc tag is a polypeptide protein tag derived from the c-myc gene product that can be added to a protein using recombinant DNA technology. It can be used for affinity chromatography, then used to separate recombinant, overexpressed protein from wild type protein expressed by the host organism. It can also be used in the isolation of protein complexes with multiple subunits.

A myc tag can be used in many different assays that require recognition by an antibody. If there is no antibody against the studied protein, adding a myc-tag allows one to follow the protein with an antibody against the Myc epitope. Examples are cellular localization studies by immunofluorescence or detection by Western blotting.

The peptide sequence of the myc-tag is: N-EQKLISEEDL-C (1202 Da). It can be fused to the C-terminus and the N-terminus of a protein. It is advisable not to fuse the tag directly behind the signal peptide of a secretory protein, since it can interfere with translocation into the secretory pathway.

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Background

CHK1 / CHEK1 contains 1 protein kinase domain and belongs to the protein kinase superfamily, CAMK Ser/Thr protein kinase family, NIM1 subfamily. It is a member of checkpoint kinases (Chks). Chks Checkpoint kinases (Chks) are serine/threonine kinases that are involved in the control of the cell cycle. There are two subtypes of chks that have so far been identified, CHK1 / CHEK1 and Chk2. They are essential components to delay cell cycle progression in normal and damaged cells and can act at all three cell cycle checkpoints. Chks are activated by phosphorylation. ATR kinase phosphorylates CHK1 / CHEK1 in response to single strand DNA breaks and ATM kinase phosphorylates Chk2 in response to double strand breaks. Chks phosphorylate Cdc25 phosphatase at Ser216, which leads to Cdc25 sequestration in the cytoplasm. Chks have a role in the physiological stress of hypoxia/reoxygenation. CHK1 / CHEK1 is required for checkpoint mediated cell cycle arrest in response to DNA damage or the presence of unreplicated DNA. CHK1 / CHEK1 may also negatively regulate cell cycle progression during unperturbed cell cycles.

References
  • Chen P, et al. (2000) The 1.7 a crystal structure of human cell cycle checkpoint kinase CHK1 / CHEK1: Implications for CHK1 / CHEK1 regulation. Cell. 100 (6): 681-92.
  • Sanchez Y, et al. (1997) Conservation of the CHK1 / CHEK1 checkpoint pathway in mammals: linkage of DNA damage to Cdk regulation through Cdc25. Science. 277 (5331): 1497-501.
  • Flaggs G, et al. (1998) Atm-dependent interactions of a mammalian CHK1 / CHEK1 homolog with meiotic chromosomes. Curr Biol. 7 (12): 977-86.
  • Chini CC, et al. (2005) Claspin, a regulator of CHK1 / CHEK1 in DNA replication stress pathway. DNA Repair. 3 (8-9): 1033-7.
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