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Protein Kinase Assays for Measuring MPF and MAPK Activities in Mouse and Rat Oocytes and Early Embryos.
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PMID:  23138945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Protein phosphorylation plays a pivotal role in cell cycle regulation. MPF (M-phase Promoting Factor) and MAPK (Mitogen-activated protein kinase) are two major kinases driving oocyte maturation and early embryonic divisions. Their activities can be measured experimentally with kinase assays that use specific exogenous substrates. The activities of MPF and MAPK are measured using histone H1 kinase and MBP (Myelin Basic Protein) kinase assays, respectively. Here, we describe detailed procedures for measuring these two activities in mouse and rat oocytes and in early mouse embryos. The assays we describe can be performed using very small amounts of biological material and produce clearly discernible measurements of histone H1 and MBP kinase activities.
Jacek Z Kubiak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)     Volume:  957     ISSN:  1940-6029     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Mol. Biol.     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214969     Medline TA:  Methods Mol Biol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-89     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cell Cycle Group, CNRS, UMR 6290, Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes (IGDR), Rennes, France,
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