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1/100 - 1/500. Detects a band of approximately 31 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 31 kDa).
FunctionDeoxyribonucleoside kinase that phosphorylates thymidine, deoxycytidine, and deoxyuridine. Also phosphorylates anti-viral and anti-cancer nucleoside analogs.
Tissue specificityPredominantly expressed in liver, pancreas, muscle, and brain.
Involvement in diseaseDefects in TK2 are a cause of mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome type 2 (MTDPS2) [MIM:609560]. A disorder characterized primarily by childhood onset of muscle weakness associated with depletion of mtDNA in skeletal muscle. There is wide clinical variability; some patients have onset in infancy and show a rapidly progressive course with early death due to respiratory failure, whereas others have later onset of a slowly progressive myopathy.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the DCK/DGK family.