Articles

The protein kinase family: conserved features and deduced phylogeny of the catalytic domains

Science  01 Jul 1988:
Vol. 241, Issue 4861, pp. 42-52
DOI: 10.1126/science.3291115

Abstract

In recent years, members of the protein kinase family have been discovered at an accelerated pace. Most were first described, not through the traditional biochemical approach of protein purification and enzyme assay, but as putative protein kinase amino acid sequences deduced from the nucleotide sequences of molecularly cloned genes or complementary DNAs. Phylogenetic mapping of the conserved protein kinase catalytic domains can serve as a useful first step in the functional characterization of these newly identified family members.

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