CVAK104 is a novel poly-L-lysine-stimulated kinase that targets the β2-subunit of AP2

Sean D. Conner, Sandra L. Schmid

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Isolated clathrin adaptor protein (AP) preparations are known to co-fractionate with endogenous kinase activities, including poly-L-lysine- stimulated kinases that target various constituents of the clathrin coat. We have identified CVAK104 (a coated vesicle-associated kinase of 104 kDa) using a mass spectroscopic analysis of adaptor protein preparations. CVAK104 is a novel serine/ threonine kinase that belongs to the SCY1-like family of protein kinases, previously thought to be catalytically inactive. We found that CVAK104 co-fractionates with adaptor protein preparations extracted from clathrin-coated vesicles and directly binds to both clathrin and the plasma membrane adaptor, AP2. CVAK104 binds ATP, and kinase assays indicate that it functions in vitro as a poly-L-lysine-stimulated kinase that is capable of autophosphorylation and phosphorylating the β2-adaptin subunit of AP2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21539-21544
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jun 3 2005

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