AKT2 is also known as V-AKT Murine Thymoma Viral Oncogene Homolog 2 antibody, Rac protein kinase beta antibody, PKB beta antibody or PRKBB antibody. AKT2 is an isoform of the phosphoinositide-dependent serine-threonine protein kinase AKT and is enriched in insulin-responsive tissues and has been implicated in the metabolic actions of the hormone. AKT2 is a putative oncogene encoding a protein belonging to a subfamily of serine/threonine kinases containing SH2-like (Src homology 2-like) domains. Furthermore, AKT2 was shown to be amplified and overexpressed in 2 of 8 ovarian carcinoma cell lines and 2 of 15 primary ovarian tumors. Over-expression of AKT2 contributes to the malignant phenotype of a subset of human ductal pancreatic cancers. AKT2 is a general protein kinase capable of phophorylating several known proteins. AKT2 mediates many of the downstream events of PI 3-kinase (a lipid kinase activated by growth factors, cytokines and insulin). PI 3-kinase recruits AKT2 to the membrane, where it is activated by PDK1 phosphorylation. Once phosphorylated, AKT2 dissociates from the membrane and phosphorylates targets in the cytoplasm and the cell nucleus. AKT2 has two main roles: (i) inhibition of apoptosis; (ii) promotion of proliferation.
AKT 2 antibody, AKT-2, PKB antibody, PKB beta antibody, PKBBETA antibody, PRKBB antibody, Protein kinase Akt 2 antibody, Protein kinase B beta antibody, RAC-beta serine/threonine-protein kinase, RAC-PK-beta
This affinity purified antibody was prepared from whole rabbit serum produced by repeated immunizations with a synthetic peptide corresponding to aa 455-468 (of 481) of human AKT2 conjugated to Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH).