ABSTRACT: Tau-tubulin kinase 2 (TTBK2) is a Ser/Thr kinase that putatively phosphorylates residues Ser208 and Ser210 (numbered according to a 441-residue human tau isoform) in tau protein. Functional analyses revealed that a recombinant kinase domain (residues 1-331) of human TTBK2 expressed in insect cells with a baculovirus overexpression system retains kinase activity for tau protein. The kinase domain of TTBK2 was crystallized using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method. The crystals belong to space group P2(1)2(1)2(1), with unit-cell parameters a = 55.6, b = 113.7, c = 117.3 A, alpha = beta = gamma = 90.0 degrees. Diffraction data were collected to 2.9 A resolution using synchrotron radiation at BL24XU of SPring-8.
Acta Crystallographica Section F Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications 08/2007; 63(Pt 7):602-4. · 0.51 Impact Factor