Gene Symbol: Vrk2
Description: vaccinia related kinase 2
Alias: serine/threonine-protein kinase VRK2
Species: rat
Products:     Vrk2

Top Publications

  1. Nichols R, Traktman P. Characterization of three paralogous members of the Mammalian vaccinia related kinase family. J Biol Chem. 2004;279:7934-46 pubmed
    ..and Traktman, P. (2004) J. Virol. 78, 1992-2005). This mammalian kinase family comprises three members, VRK1, VRK2, and VRK3...
  2. Nichols R, Wiebe M, Traktman P. The vaccinia-related kinases phosphorylate the N' terminus of BAF, regulating its interaction with DNA and its retention in the nucleus. Mol Biol Cell. 2006;17:2451-64 pubmed
    ..Herein, we demonstrate that B1, VRK1, and VRK2 efficiently phosphorylate the extreme N' terminus of the BAF protein (Barrier to Autointegration Factor)...
  3. Blanco S, Klimcakova L, Vega F, Lazo P. The subcellular localization of vaccinia-related kinase-2 (VRK2) isoforms determines their different effect on p53 stability in tumour cell lines. FEBS J. 2006;273:2487-504 pubmed
    VRK is a new kinase family of unknown function. Endogenous human vacinia-related kinase 2 (VRK2) protein is present in both the nucleus and the cytosol, which is a consequence of alternative splicing of two VRK2 messages coding for ..
  4. Blanco S, Santos C, Lazo P. Vaccinia-related kinase 2 modulates the stress response to hypoxia mediated by TAK1. Mol Cell Biol. 2007;27:7273-83 pubmed
    ..This activation of TAK1-JIP1-JNK is suppressed by vaccinia-related kinase 2 (VRK2). VRK2A is able to interact with TAK1 by its C-terminal region, forming stable complexes...
  5. Blanco S, Sanz Garcia M, Santos C, Lazo P. Modulation of interleukin-1 transcriptional response by the interaction between VRK2 and the JIP1 scaffold protein. PLoS ONE. 2008;3:e1660 pubmed publisher
    ..Protein interactions are likely to modulate these pathways. Vaccinia-related kinase-2 (VRK2) is a novel human kinase that can modulate different signaling pathways...
  6. Fernández I, Blanco S, Lozano J, Lazo P. VRK2 inhibits mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling and inversely correlates with ErbB2 in human breast cancer. Mol Cell Biol. 2010;30:4687-97 pubmed publisher
    ..In this work, we study the effect of VRK2 on MAPK signaling using breast cancer as a model...