UCK2 produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 269 amino acids (1-261a.a.) and having a molecular mass of 30.3kDa.UCK2 is fused to an 8 amino acid His-tag at C-terminus & purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
UCK2 is a member of the uridinekinase family. UCK2 catalyzes the phosphorylation of uridine monophosphate to uridine diphosphate and cytidine monophosphate. UCK2 has a part in the production of pyrimidine nucleoside triphosphates essential for RNA and DNA synthesis. Furthermore, an allele of this gene is an important player in mediating nonhumoral immunity to Hemophilus influenzae type B.