Casein kinase II is a ubiquitous serine/threonine protein kinase which utilizes acidic amino acid residues as recognition determinants in its substrates, the motif -S/T-X-X-D/E- being particularly important. To test whether a phosphoserine residue can act as a substrate determinant, a peptide was synthesized, containing the sequence -S-X-X-S, which was not phosphorylated by casein kinase II. However, upon phosphorylation at the +3 position, the peptide became a substrate for casein kinase II. With another peptide, a positive influence of more distal phosphorylations was found. The results indicate the potential for casein kinase II to participate in hierarchal phosphorylation schemes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Oct 15 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology