Immunoprecipitation of Cdk–Cyclin Complexes for Determination of Kinase Activity

  • Edurne Gallastegui
  • Oriol BachsEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1336)


Cyclin-dependent kinases (Cdks) belong to a family of key regulators of cell division cycle and transcription. The activity of some of them is deregulated in tumor cells and to find specific inhibitors is an important goal to be achieved. We report here the current methods to determine their in vitro activity in order to facilitate the identification of specific inhibitors. Mainly, the activity can be determined by using immunoprecipitates from cell samples with antibodies against specific Cdks as a source of the enzymes.

Key words

Cdk2 Cdk4 Cdk6 Cdk1 Cyclin A Cyclin B Cyclin D Kinase assay 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cell Biology, Immunology and NeurosciencesUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS)BarcelonaSpain

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