Yeast Asf1 Protein as Modulator of Protein Kinase CK2 Activity

  • Andrea BaierEmail author
  • Ewa Alikowska
  • Ryszard Szyszka
Part of the Advances in Biochemistry in Health and Disease book series (ABHD, volume 12)


Natural modulators of protein kinase CK2 activity might be divided into two groups. Substances of the first one, polycations, like polyamines and polylysine are able to stimulate enzyme activity. On the other hand, compounds like heparin (polyanions) have inhibitory properties towards CK2 activity. The sequence of Asf1 possesses five potential phosphorylation sites for CK2, but it seems that it does not underlie phosphorylation. Yeast Asf1 amino acid sequence contains a characteristic acidic fragment at its C-terminus. Such a sequence, called pseudosubstrate region, of regulatory subunits is present in several protein kinases, like PKA and PKG, and can be also found in the regulatory subunit of CK2. Experimental data suppose a modulating effect of Asf1 towards protein kinase CK2 in a different manner when comparing the influence on each catalytic subunits itself as well as the corresponding holoenzymes.


Protein kinase CK2 Autoinhibitory region Regulation Asf1 Yeast 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, Institute of BiotechnologyThe John Paul II Catholic University of LublinLublinPoland
  2. 2.Department of Molecular BiologyThe John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Institute of BiotechnologyLublinPoland

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