microtubule affinity regulating kinase
Emerging modes of PINK1 signaling: another task for MARK2.
Hamburg, Germany. In Front Mol Neurosci, 2013
The first identified activating kinase of PINK1 is MAP/microtubule affinity regulating kinase 2 (MARK2), which phosphorylates T313, a frequent mutation site linked to PD. Kinases of the MARK2 family perform diverse functions in neuronal polarity, transport, migration, and neurodegeneration such as Alzheimer disease (AD).
Tau therapeutic strategies for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
Stevenage, United Kingdom. In Curr Top Med Chem, 2005
In order to intervene pharmacologically in this disease process, much effort has been expended in order to identify and inhibit the kinases responsible for pathogenic hyperphosphorylation and many candidate kinases have been investigated including glycogen synthase kinase (GSK-3), cyclin-dependant kinase-5 (Cdk-5), MAPK family members (extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1 and 2 [Erk-1 and 2], MEK [MAP kinase kinase], c-Jun NH(2)-terminal kinases (JNKs) and p38), casein kinase, calcium calmodulin-dependant kinase II (CaMK-II), microtubule affinity regulating kinase (MARK), protein kinase A (PKA/cAMP-dependant protein kinase) and others.
Multiresistant Staphylococcus aureus: genetics and evolution of epidemic Australian strains.
Australia. In J Antimicrob Chemother, 1988
Molecular and genetic analysis of multiresistant isolates of Staphylococcus aureus from widely separated hospitals in Australia has demonstrated that these are clearly related, and that the predominant strains possess up to three different plasmids, which fall into the following classes: (i) small 1.6 kb plasmids, such as pSK3, which are phenotypically cryptic, (ii) 4.5 kb chloramphenicol resistance plasmids, such as pSK2, and (iii) the pSK1 family of multiresistance plasmids, which range in size from 20 to 42 kb and variously encode resistance to antiseptics and disinfectants, trimethoprim (Tpr), penicillin (Pcr) and the aminoglycosides gentamicin, tobramycin and kanamycin (Gmr Tmr Kmr).