Human endothelial Pyk2 is expressed in two isoforms and associates with paxillin and p130Cas.

Abstract

Proline-rich kinase 2 (Pyk2) is a non-receptor tyrosine kinase belonging to the focal adhesion kinase family. Many stimuli can initiate phosphorylation and activation of Pyk2 but its specific activators and downstream targets are still largely unidentified and little is known of the mechanisms or role of Pyk2 activation in endothelial cells. In human… (More)

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