Members of STE-20 like kinase family are known to stimulate MAPK pathways by directly activating MAPKKK. STRAD is a novel pseudokinase member of this family consisting of a STE-20 like kinase domain but lacks several residues that are required for its catalytic activity. It specifically binds LKB1 and plays a key role in regulating tumor suppressor activities of LKB1. It functions as an upstream activator of LKB1 and also directs the sub-cellular localization of LKB1 by anchoring it in the cytoplasm. STRAD-LKB1 interaction results in phosphorylation of STRAD and enhanced autophosphorylation of LKB1.
Suitable for use in Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Western Blot: 0.5-2ug/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 at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.