A rapid method for determining protein kinase phosphorylation specificity

Jessica E. Hutti, Emily T. Jarrell, James D. Chang, Derek W. Abbott, Peter Storz, Alex Toker, Lewis C. Cantley, Benjamin E. Turk

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Selection of target substrates by protein kinases is strongly influenced by the amino acid sequence surrounding the phosphoacceptor site. Identification of the preferred peptide phosphorylation motif for a given kinase permits the production of efficient peptide substrates and greatly simplifies the mapping of phosphorylation sites in protein substrates. Here we describe a combinatorial peptide library method that allows rapid generation of phosphorylation motifs for serine/threonine kinases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-29
Number of pages3
JournalNature Methods
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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Hutti, J. E., Jarrell, E. T., Chang, J. D., Abbott, D. W., Storz, P., Toker, A., Cantley, L. C., & Turk, B. E. (2004). A rapid method for determining protein kinase phosphorylation specificity. Nature Methods, 1(1), 27-29. https://doi.org/10.1038/nmeth708