Molecular framework for the activation of RNA-dependent protein kinase.


The RNA-dependent protein kinase (PKR) plays an integral role in the antiviral response to cellular infection. PKR contains three distinct domains consisting of two conserved N-terminal double-stranded RNA (dsRNA)-binding domains, a C-terminal Ser-Thr kinase domain, and a central 80-residue linker. Despite rich structural and biochemical data, a detailed… (More)