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N2-Src is a poorly understood neuronal splice variant of the ubiquitous C-Src tyrosine kinase, containing a 17 amino acid insert in its Src homology 3 (SH3) domain. To characterise the properties of N2-Src we directly compared its SH3 domain specificity and kinase activity with C- and N1-Src in vitro. N2- and N1-Src had a similar low affinity for the phosphorylation of substrates containing canonical C-Src SH3 ligands and synaptophysin, an established neuronal substrate for C-Src. N2-Src also had a higher basal kinase activity than N1- and C-Src in vitro and in cells, which could be explained by weakened intramolecular interactions. Therefore, N2-Src is a highly active kinase that is likely to phosphorylate alternative substrates to C-Src in the brain.
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Evans, G. J. O., Dunning, C. J. R. & Cousin, M. A.
21/05/07 → 26/09/10
Project: Research project (funded) › Research