Measurement of Wee kinase activity.

  title={Measurement of Wee kinase activity.},
  author={Paul Richard Mueller and Walter F. Leise},
  journal={Methods in molecular biology},
The Wee kinases (Wee1, Wee2, and Myt1) are major regulators of mitotic entry. They function by phosphorylating Cdc2 and related Cdks on conserved tyrosine and threonine residues. This phosphorylation blocks the activity of the Cdc2 and prevents entry into mitosis. The abundance and activity of the Wee kinases are regulated during the cell cycle and development. In this chapter, we describe several procedures to measure the activity of the Wee kinases found either in crude extracts or in… CONTINUE READING