Assay and functional properties of Rabkinesin-6/Rab6-KIFL/MKlp2 in cytokinesis.
Neef R., Grüneberg U., Barr FA.
Here we describe methods for the characterization of the kinesin-9 family motor protein Rabkinesin-6/Rab6-KIFL/MKlp2 in cytokinesis. Here we outline biochemical assays for studying the interaction of Rabkinesin-6/Rab6-KIFL/MKlp2 with microtubules, and its regulation and interaction with the mitotic polo-like kinase 1 using recombinant proteins expressed in and purified from insect cells. Protocols for the in vivo functional analysis of Rabkinesin-6/Rab6-KIFL/MKlp2 using depletion with small interfering RNA duplexes are described.