PDK1 Proteins, Antibodies, cDNA Clones Research Reagents

All PDK1 reagents are produced in house and quality controlled, including 2 PDK1 Antibody, 15 PDK1 Gene, 1 PDK1 Lysate, 1 PDK1 Protein, 1 PDK1 qPCR. All PDK1 reagents are ready to use.

PDK1 Protein (1)

    PDK1 Antibody (2)

      PDK1 cDNA Clone (15)

      PDK1 qPCR Primer (1)

      PDK1 Lysate (1)

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        PDK1 Background

        Pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase, isozyme 1, also known as [Pyruvate dehydrogenase [lipoamide]] kinase isozyme 1, mitochondrial and PDK1, is a member of the PDK / BCKDK protein kinase family. PDK-1 is expressed predominantly in the heart. It contains onehistidine kinase domain. Pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDK) isoforms are molecular switches that downregulate the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDC) by reversible phosphorylation in mitochondria. An inhibitory effect of lipoic acid on PDKs would result in less phosphorylation of E1 and hence increased PDC activity. At least two isoenzymic forms of pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase ( PDK-1 and PDK-2 ) may be involved in the regulation of enzymatic activity of mammalian pyruvate dehydrogenase complex by phosphorylation. PDK-3 appears to have the highest specific activity among the three isoenzymes. PDK-1 inhibits the mitochondrial pyruvate dehydrogenase complex by phosphorylation of the E1 alpha subunit, thus contributing to the regulation of glucose metabolism.

        PDK1 References

        • Gudi R., et al., 1995, J. Biol. Chem. 270:28989-94.
        • Mooney,B.P. et al., 2000, Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 267 (2): 500 - 503.
        • Korotchkina,L.G. et al., 2004, Free Radic Res. 38 (10):1083-92.
        • Kato M., et al., 2007, Structure 15: 992-1004.

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