This antibody is specific for alpha subunit of CaM Kinase II. No significant reactivity was seen with the B, B1, yB, dA, dB, and dC isoforms. The epitope is located in the regulatory domain.
Ca2+/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II (CaM Kinase II) is a multi-functional calcium and calmodulin-dependent protein kinase that mediates cellular response to a wide variety of intercellular signals (Kennedy, 1998; Schulman and Hanson, 1993). CaM Kinase II has been shown to regulate diverse cellular functions including synaptic plasticity, neurotransmitter synthesis and release, gene expression, ion channel function, carbohydrate metabolism, cytoskeletal function, and Ca2+-homeostasis (Gleason et al., 2003; Soderling, 2000; Hudmon and Schulman, 2002). Phosphorylation of Thr286 on the kinase produces an autonomously active form of CaM Kinase II (Meng et al., 2003; Picciotto et al., 1993). Autophosphorylation of Thr305 inhibits the activity CaM Kinase II. Phosphorylation at this site appears to reduce the association of CaM Kinase II with the PSD andreduces LTP and learning (Elgersma et al., 2002
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Protein Aliases: alpha CaM kinase II; alpha-CaMKII; Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II; Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II alpha; Calci; calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CaM kinase) II alpha; calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II alpha; calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II alpha subunit; calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II alpha-B subunit; calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase type II alpha chain; calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase type II subunit alpha; CaM kinase II alpha subunit; caM kinase II subunit alpha; CaM-kinase II alpha chain; CaMK II; CaMK-II alpha subunit; caMK-II subunit alpha; CaMKIINalpha
Gene Aliases: CAMK2; CAMKA; CaMKII; mKIAA0968; PK2CDD; PKCCD; R74975
Molecular Function: non-receptor serine/threonine protein kinase