NIK (NF-kB-inducing kinase) is a member of the MAP kinase kinase kinase family that binds TRAF2 and stimulates NF-kB activity. NIK was initially isolated from a human B cell cDNA library and contains 795aa with an apparent molecular weight of slightly more than 97kD on SDS gel. NIK is a serine/threonine kinase and its kinase activity contributes to IkB phosphorylation. The carboxyl terminal segment of NIK binds TRAF2. A mutant NIK with intact carboxyl terminus but without the two lysine residues at its catalytic domain serves as a dominant-negative inhibitor for NF-kB activation. NIK also interacts with TRAF6 and mediates IL-1-induced NF-kB activation.
Suitable for use in Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Western Blot: 0.5-4ug/ml
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4 degrees C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20 degrees C. Aliquots are stable for 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.