In-Gel Protein Phosphatase Assay Using Fluorogenic Substrates
Protein phosphorylation plays important roles in regulating a variety of biological processes in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Therefore, it is important to use appropriate techniques to detect and analyze protein kinases and protein phosphatases. In this chapter, we describe the method to detect protein phosphatase activities using fluorogenic substrates such as 4-methylumbelliferyl phosphate (MUP) after separating proteins by one-dimensional or two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis.
Key wordsIn-gel assay Protein phosphatase Fluorogenic substrate Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis
This work was supported in part by the JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research.
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