Cysteine-179 of IκB kinase β plays a critical role in enzyme activation by promoting phosphorylation of activation loop serines


IκB kinase β (IKKβ) subunit of IKK complex is essential for the activation of NF-κB in response to various proinflammatory signals. Cys-179 in the activation loop of IKKβ is known to be the target site for IKK inhibitors such as cyclopentenone prostaglandins, arsenite, and antirheumatic gold compounds. Here we show that a mutant IKKβ in which Cys-179 is… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/emm.2006.64


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