A suggested positive control for Western blot is 293 cells; suggested positive control for IHC is human lung carcinoma.
AKT also known as protein kinase B (PKB) or RAS-alpha, is an ubiquitous serine/threonine kinase that plays an important role in diverse biological responses such as regulation of metabolism, cell survival and growth by phosphorylating multiple proteins. This protein kinase is activated by insulin, PI3K, IGF1 and various other growth and survival factors. Akt promotes cell survival by inhibiting apoptosis through phosphorylation and inactivation of several targets, including forkhead transcription factors, and caspase-9. The AKT pathway is a major target for cancer drug discovery.
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Protein Aliases: AKT2; AKT2 kinase; Murine thymoma viral (v-akt) homolog-2; murine thymoma viral (v-akt) oncogene homolog 2; PKB beta; PKBB; PKBBETA; PRKBB; Protein kinase Akt-2; Protein kinase B beta; protein kinase B, beta; putative v-akt murine thymoma viral oncoprotein 2; rac protein kinase beta; RAC protein kinase beta RAC-PK beta; RAC-BETA; RAC-beta serine/threonine protein kinase; RAC-beta serine/threonine-protein kinase; RAC-PK-beta; thymoma viral proto-oncogene 2; v-akt murine thymoma viral oncogene homolog; v-akt murine thymoma viral oncogene homolog 2
Gene Aliases: 2410016A19Rik; AKT2; AW554154; HIHGHH; PKB; PKBB; PKBBETA; PRKBB; RAC-BETA
Molecular Function: annexin calcium-binding protein calmodulin intracellular calcium-sensing protein kinase non-receptor serine/threonine protein kinase protein kinase transfer/carrier protein transferase