John Walter Scott


Job titleSenior Research Fellow
Research instituteMary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
Faculty of Health Sciences

Research outputs

Investigation of the specificity and mechanism of action of the ULK1/AMPK inhibitor SBI-0206965
Ahwazi, Danial, Neopane, Katyayanee, Markby, Greg, Kopietz, Franziska, Ovens, Ashley, Dall, Morten, Hassing, Anna, Graesle, Pamina, Alshuweishi, Yazeed, Treebak, Jonas, Salt, Ian, Goransson, Olga, Zeqiraj, Elton, Scott, John Walter and Sakamoto, Kei. (2021). Investigation of the specificity and mechanism of action of the ULK1/AMPK inhibitor SBI-0206965. Biochemical Journal. 478(15), pp. 2977-2997. https://doi.org/10.1042/BCJ20210284

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Hinge binder scaffold hopping identifies potent calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinase 2 (CAMKK2) inhibitor chemotypes
Eduful, Benjamin J., O'Byrne, Sean N., Temme, Louisa, Asquith, Christopher R. M., Liang, Yi, Picado, Alfredo, Pilotte, Joseph R., Hossain, Mohammad Anwar, Wells, Carrow I., Zuercher, William J., Catta-Preta, Carolina M.C, Ramos, Priscila, de S. Santiago, André, Counago, Rafael M., Langendorf, Christopher G., Nay, Kevin, Oakhill, Jonathan S., Pulliam, Thomas L., Lin, Chenchu, ... Drewry, David H.. (2021). Hinge binder scaffold hopping identifies potent calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinase 2 (CAMKK2) inhibitor chemotypes. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 64(15), pp. 10849-10877. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jmedchem.0c02274

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Transient expression of AMPK heterotrimer complexes in mammalian cells
Jon Oakhill, John Scott and Toby A. Dite. (2018). Transient expression of AMPK heterotrimer complexes in mammalian cells. In AMPK pp. 159-169 Humana Press, Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7598-3_10

Book chapter

mTORC1 directly inhibits AMPK to promote cell proliferation under nutrient stress
Ling, Naomi X. Y., Kaczmarek, Adrian, Hoque, Ashfaqul, Davie, Elizabeth, Ngoei, Kevin R. W., Morrison, Kaitlin R., Smiles, William J., Forte, Gabriella M., Wang, Tingting, Lie, Shervi, Dite, Toby A., Langendorf, Christopher G., Scott, John W., Oakhill, Jonathan S. and Petersen, Janni. (2020). mTORC1 directly inhibits AMPK to promote cell proliferation under nutrient stress. Nature Metabolism. 2, pp. 41-49. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42255-019-0157-1

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Long-chain fatty acyl-CoA esters regulate metabolism via allosteric control of AMPK β1 isoforms
Stephen L. Pinkosky, John Scott, Eric M. Desjardins, Brennan Smith, Emily A. Day, Rebecca J. Ford, Christopher G. Langendorf, Naomi Ling, Tracy L. Nero, Kim Loh, Sandra Galic, Ashfaqul Hoque, William Smiles, Kevin R. W. Ngoei, Michael W. Parker, Yan Yan, Karsten Melcher, Bruce Kemp, Jon Oakhill and Gregory R. Steinberg. (2020). Long-chain fatty acyl-CoA esters regulate metabolism via allosteric control of AMPK β1 isoforms. Nature Metabolism. 2(9), pp. 873-881. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42255-020-0245-2

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Molecular mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of exercise on brain function and neurological disorders
Nay, Kévin, Smiles, William J., Kaiser, Jacqueline, McAloon, Luke M., Loh, Kim, Galic, Sandra, Oakhill, Jonathan S., Gundlach, Andrew L. and Scott, John W.. (2021). Molecular mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of exercise on brain function and neurological disorders. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 22, p. Article 4052. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22084052

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Compound- and fiber type-selective requirement of AMPKγ3 for insulin-independent glucose uptake in skeletal muscle
Rhein, Philipp, Desjardins, Eric M., Rong, Ping, Ahwazi, Danial, Bonhoure, Nicolas, Stolte, Jens, Santos, Matthieu D., Ovens, Ashley J., Ehrlich, Amy M., Sanchez Garcia, José L., Ouyang, Qian, Yabut, Julian M., Kjolby, Mads, Membrez, Mathieu, Jessen, Niels, Oakhill, Jonathan S., Treebak, Jonas T., Maire, Pascal, Scott, John W., ... Sakamoto, Kei. (2021). Compound- and fiber type-selective requirement of AMPKγ3 for insulin-independent glucose uptake in skeletal muscle. Molecular Metabolism. 51, p. Article: 101228. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molmet.2021.101228

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Post-translational modifications of the energy guardian AMP-activated protein kinase
Ovens, Ashley J., Scott, John W., Langendorf, Christopher G., Kemp, Bruce E., Oakhill, Jonathan S. and Smiles, William J.. (2021). Post-translational modifications of the energy guardian AMP-activated protein kinase. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 22(3), p. Article 1229. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22031229

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CaMKK2 is inactivated by cAMP-PKA signaling and 14-3-3 adaptor proteins
Langendorf, Christopher G., O'Brien, Matthew T., Ngoei, Kevin R. W., McAloon, Luke M., Dhagat, Urmi, Hoque, Ashfaqul, Ling, Naomi X. Y., Dite, Toby A., Galic, Sandra, Loh, Kim, Parker, Michael W., Oakhill, Jonathan S., Kemp, Bruce E. and Scott, John W.. (2020). CaMKK2 is inactivated by cAMP-PKA signaling and 14-3-3 adaptor proteins. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 295(48), pp. 16239-16250. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.RA120.013756

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Protein kinase a negatively regulates VEGF-induced AMPK activation by phosphorylating CaMKK2 at serine 495
Spengler, Katrin, Zibrova, Darya, Woods, Angela, Langendorf, Christopher G., Scott, John W., Carling, David and Heller, Regine. (2020). Protein kinase a negatively regulates VEGF-induced AMPK activation by phosphorylating CaMKK2 at serine 495. Biochemical Journal. 477(17), pp. 3453-3469. https://doi.org/10.1042/BCJ20200555

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Genetic loss of AMPK-glycogen binding destabilizes AMPK and disrupts metabolism
Hoffman, Nolan J., Whitfield, Jamie, Janzen, Natalie R., Belhaj, Mehdi R., Galic, Sandra, Murray-Segal, Lisa, Smiles, William J., Ling, Naomi X. Y., Dite, Toby A., Scott, John W., Oakhill, Jonathan S., Brink, Robert, Kemp, Bruce E. and Hawley, John A.. (2020). Genetic loss of AMPK-glycogen binding destabilizes AMPK and disrupts metabolism. Molecular Metabolism. 41, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molmet.2020.101048

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New perspectives on the role of Drp1 isoforms in regulating mitochondrial pathophysiology
Rosdah, Ayeshah A., Smiles, William J., Oakhill, Jonathan S., Scott, John W., Langendorf, Christopher G., Delbridge, Lea M. D., Holien, Jessica K. and Lim, Shiang Y.. (2020). New perspectives on the role of Drp1 isoforms in regulating mitochondrial pathophysiology. Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 213, p. Article 107594. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pharmthera.2020.107594

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Functional analysis of an R311C variant of Ca2+-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinase-2 (CaMKK2) found as a de novo mutation in a patient with bipolar disorder
Xy Ling, Naomi, Langendorf, Christopher G., Hoque, Ashfaqul, Galic, Sandra, Loh, Kim, Kemp, Bruce E., Gundlach, Andrew L., Oakhill, Jonathan S. and Scott, John W.. (2020). Functional analysis of an R311C variant of Ca2+-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinase-2 (CaMKK2) found as a de novo mutation in a patient with bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders. 22(8), pp. 841-848. https://doi.org/10.1111/bdi.12901

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In depth analysis of kinase cross screening data to identify CaMKK2 inhibitory scaffolds
O’Byrne, Sean N., Scott, John W., Pilotte, Joseph R., Santiago, André da S., Langendorf, Christopher G., Oakhill, Jonathan S., Eduful, Benjamin J., Couñago, Rafael M., Wells, Carrow I., Zuercher, William J., Willson, Timothy M. and Drewry, David H.. (2020). In depth analysis of kinase cross screening data to identify CaMKK2 inhibitory scaffolds. Molecules. 25(2), pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25020325

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Allosteric regulation of AMP-activated protein kinase by adenylate nucleotides and small-molecule drugs
de Souza Almeida Matos, Ana Laura, Oakhill, Jonathan S., Moreira, José, Loh, Kim, Galic, Sandra and Scott, John W.. (2019). Allosteric regulation of AMP-activated protein kinase by adenylate nucleotides and small-molecule drugs. Biochemical Society Transactions. 47(2), pp. 733 - 741. https://doi.org/10.1042/BST20180625

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AMP-activated protein kinase complexes containing the beta2 regulatory subunit are up-regulated during and contribute to adipogenesis
Katwan, Omar J., Alghamdi, Fatmah, Almabrouk, Tarek A., Mancini, Sarah J., Kennedy, Simon, Oakhill, Jonathan S., Scott, John W. and Salt, Ian P.. (2019). AMP-activated protein kinase complexes containing the beta2 regulatory subunit are up-regulated during and contribute to adipogenesis. Biochemical Journal. 476(12), pp. 1725 - 1740. https://doi.org/10.1042/BCJ20180714

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Inhibition of adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme a reductase signaling leads to hypercholesterolemia and promotes hepatic steatosis and insulin resistance
Loh, Kim, Tam, Shanna, Murray-Segal, Lisa, Huynh, Kevin, Meikle, Peter J., Scott, John W., van Denderen, Bryce J., Chen, Zhiping, Steel, Rohan, LeBlond, Nicholas D., Burkovsky, Leah A., O'Dwyer, Conor, Nunes, Julia R. C., Steinberg, Gregory R., Fullerton, Morgan D., Galic, Sandra and Kemp, Bruce E.. (2019). Inhibition of adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme a reductase signaling leads to hypercholesterolemia and promotes hepatic steatosis and insulin resistance. Hepatology Communications. 3(1), pp. 84 - 98. https://doi.org/10.1002/hep4.1279

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Structural determinants for small-molecule activation of skeletal muscle AMPK α2β2γ1 by the glucose importagog sc4
Ngoei, Kevin R.W., Langendorf, Christopher G., Ling, Naomi, Hoque, Ashfaqul, Johnson, Swapna, Camerino, Michelle C., Walker, Scott R., Bozikis, Ylva E., Dite, Toby A., Ovens, Ashley J., Smiles, William, Jacobs, Roxane, Huang, He, Parker, Michael W., Scott, John W., Rider, Mark H., Foitzik, Richard C., Kemp, Bruce, Baell, Jonathan B. and Oakhill, Jonathan S.. (2018). Structural determinants for small-molecule activation of skeletal muscle AMPK α2β2γ1 by the glucose importagog sc4. Cell Chemical Biology. 25(6), pp. 728 - 737. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chembiol.2018.03.008

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Mitochondrial fission protein Drp1 inhibition promotes cardiac mesodermal differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells
Hoque, Ashfaqul, Sivakumaran, Priyadharshini, Bond, Simon T., Ling, Naomi, Kong, Anne M., Scott, John W., Bandara, Nadeeka, Hernandez, Damian, Liu, Guei-Sheung, Wong, Raymond, Ryan, Michael T., Hausenloy, Derek, Kemp, Bruce, Oakhill, Jonathan S., Drew, Brian, Pebay, Alice and Lim, Shiang Y.. (2018). Mitochondrial fission protein Drp1 inhibition promotes cardiac mesodermal differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells. Cell Death Discovery. 4(39), pp. 1 - 13. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41420-018-0042-9

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AMP-activated protein kinase selectively inhibited by the type II inhibitor SBI-0206965
Dite, Toby A., Langendorf, Christopher, Hoque, Ashfaqul, Galic, Sandra, Rebello, Richard J., Ovens, Ashley J., Lindqvist, Lisa M., Ngoei, Kevin R.W., Ling, Naomi, Furic, Luc, Kemp, Bruce, Scott, John W. and Oakhill, Jonathan S.. (2018). AMP-activated protein kinase selectively inhibited by the type II inhibitor SBI-0206965. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 293(23), pp. 8874 - 8885. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.RA118.003547

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1,2,6-thiadiazinones as novel narrow spectrum calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinase 2 (CaMKK2) inhibitors
Asquith, Christopher R.M., Godoi, Paulo H., Counago, Rafael M., Laitinen, Tuomo, Scott, John W., Langendorf, Christopher G., Oakhill, Jonathan S., Drewry, David H., Zuercher, William J., Koutentis, Panayiotis A., Willson, Timothy M. and Kalogirou, Andreas S.. (2018). 1,2,6-thiadiazinones as novel narrow spectrum calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinase 2 (CaMKK2) inhibitors. Molecules. 23(5), pp. 1 - 23. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23051221

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Impact of genetic variation on human CaMKK2 regulation by Ca2+ -calmodulin and multisite phosphorylation
O'Brien, Matthew, Oakhill, Jonathan S., Ling, Naomi, Langendorf, Christopher G., Hoque, Ashfaqul, Dite, Toby A., Means, Anthony R., Kemp, Bruce and Scott, John W.. (2017). Impact of genetic variation on human CaMKK2 regulation by Ca2+ -calmodulin and multisite phosphorylation. Scientific Reports. 7, pp. 1 - 11. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep43264

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The sweet side of AMPK signaling: Regulation of GFAT1
Scott, John W. and Oakhill, Jonathan S.. (2017). The sweet side of AMPK signaling: Regulation of GFAT1. Biochemical Journal. 474(7), pp. 1289 - 1292. https://doi.org/10.1042/BCJ20170006

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The autophagy initiator ULK1 sensitizes AMPK to allosteric drugs
Dite, Toby A., Ling, Naomi, Scott, John W., Hoque, Ashfaqul, Galic, Sandra, Parker, Benjamin L., Ngoei, Kevin R.W., Langendorf, Christopher G., O'Brien, Matthew, Kundu, Mondira, Viollet, Benoit, Steinberg, Gregory R., Sakamoto, Kei, Kemp, Bruce and Oakhill, Jonathan S.. (2017). The autophagy initiator ULK1 sensitizes AMPK to allosteric drugs. Nature Communications. 8(571), pp. 1 - 14. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-00628-y

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Fake inhibitors: AMPK activation trumps inhibition
Langendorf, Christopher G., Scott, John W. and Kemp, Bruce E.. (2017). Fake inhibitors: AMPK activation trumps inhibition. Cell Chemical Biology. 24(7), pp. 775 - 777. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chembiol.2017.07.005

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Structural basis of allosteric and synergistic activation of AMPK by furan-2-phosphonic derivative C2 binding
Langendorf, Christopher G., Ngoei, Kevin R. W., Scott, John W., Ling, Naomi X. Y., Issa, Sam M. A., Gorman, Michael A., Parker, Michael W., Sakamoto, Kei, Oakhill, Jonathan S. and Kemp, Bruce Ernest. (2016). Structural basis of allosteric and synergistic activation of AMPK by furan-2-phosphonic derivative C2 binding. Nature Communications. 7, pp. 1 - 8. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms10912

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The social supply of cannabis among young people in Australia
Lenton, Simon, Grigg, Jodie, Scott, John, Barratt, Monica and Eleftheriadis, Dina. (2015). The social supply of cannabis among young people in Australia. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice. (503), pp. 1-6.

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Metformin and salicylate synergistically activate liver AMPK, inhibit lipogenesis and improve insulin sensitivity
Ford, Rebecca, Fullerton, Morgan, Pinkosky, Stephen, Day, Emily, Scott, John, Oakhill, Jonathan, Bujak, Adam, Smith, Brennan, Crane, Justin, Blumer, Regje, Marcinko, Katarina, Kemp, Bruce, Gerstein, Hertzel and Steinberg, Gregory. (2015). Metformin and salicylate synergistically activate liver AMPK, inhibit lipogenesis and improve insulin sensitivity. Biochemical Journal. 468(1), pp. 125 - 132. https://doi.org/10.1042/BJ20150125

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Inhibition of AMP-activated protein kinase at the allosteric drug-binding site promotes islet insulin release
Scott, John, Galic, Sandra, Graham, Kate, Foitzik, Richard, Ling, Naomi, Dite, Toby, Issa, Samah, Langendorf, Chris, Weng, Qing, Thomas, Helen, Kay, Thomas, Birnberg, Neal, Steinberg, Gregory, Kemp, Bruce and Oakhill, Jonathan. (2015). Inhibition of AMP-activated protein kinase at the allosteric drug-binding site promotes islet insulin release. Chemistry and Biology. 22(6), pp. 705 - 711. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chembiol.2015.05.011

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Autophosphorylation of CaMKK2 generates autonomous activity that is disrupted by a T85S mutation linked to anxiety and bipolar disorder
Scott, John, Park, Elizabeth, Rodriguiz, Ramona, Oakhill, Jonathan, Issa, Samah, O'Brien, Matthew, Dite, Toby, Langendorf, Christopher, Wetsel, William, Means, Anthony and Kemp, Bruce. (2015). Autophosphorylation of CaMKK2 generates autonomous activity that is disrupted by a T85S mutation linked to anxiety and bipolar disorder. Scientific Reports. 5, pp. 1 - 10. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep14436

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SnRK1 from Arabidopsis thaliana is an atypical AMPK
Emanuelle, Shane, Hossain, Mohammed Iqbal, Moller, Isabel E., Pedersen, Henriette L., van de Meene, Allison M. L., Doblin, Monika S., Koay, Ann, Oakhill, Jonathan S., Scott, John W., Willats, William G. T., Kemp, Bruce Ernest, Bacic, Antony, Gooley, Paul R. and Stapleton, David I.. (2015). SnRK1 from Arabidopsis thaliana is an atypical AMPK. Plant Journal. 82(2), pp. 183 - 192. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.12813

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Mutant TDP-43 deregulates AMPK activation by PP2A in ALS models
Perera, Nirma, Sheean, Rebecca, Scott, John, Kemp, Bruce, Horne, Malcolm and Turner, Bradley. (2014). Mutant TDP-43 deregulates AMPK activation by PP2A in ALS models. PLoS One (online). 9(3), pp. 1 - 11. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0090449

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ATP sensitive bi-quinoline activator of the AMP-activated protein kinase
Scott, John, Oakhill, Jonathan, Ling, Naomi, Langendorf, Christopher, Foitzik, Richard, Kemp, Bruce and Issinger, Olaf-Georg. (2014). ATP sensitive bi-quinoline activator of the AMP-activated protein kinase. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 443(2), pp. 435 - 440. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2013.11.130

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Small molecule drug A-769662 and AMP synergistically activate naive AMPK independent of upstream kinase signaling
Scott, John, Ling, Naomi, Issa, Samah, Dite, Toby, O'Brien, Matthew, Chen, Zhi-Ping, Galic, Sandra, Langendorf, Christopher, Steinberg, Gregory, Kemp, Bruce and Oakhill, Jonathan. (2014). Small molecule drug A-769662 and AMP synergistically activate naive AMPK independent of upstream kinase signaling. Chemistry and Biology. 21(5), pp. 619 - 627. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chembiol.2014.03.006

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Differences between first episode schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder
Cotton, Sue, Lambert, M, Schimmelmann, B, Mackinnon, Andrew, Gleeson, John, Berk, Michael, Hides, L, Chanen, Andrew, Scott, J and Schottle, D. (2013). Differences between first episode schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Schizophrenia Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2013.02.036

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Ca 2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinase beta is regulated by multisite phosphorylation
Green, Michelle, Scott, John, Steel, Rohan, Oakhill, Jonathan, Kemp, Bruce and Means, Anthony. (2011). Ca 2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinase beta is regulated by multisite phosphorylation. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 286(32), pp. 28066 - 28079. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M111.251504

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AMPK is a direct adenylate charge-regulated protein kinase
Oakhill, Jonathan S., Steel, Rohan, Chen, Zhi-Ping, Scott, John W., Ling, Naomi, Tam, Shanna and Kemp, Bruce Ernest. (2011). AMPK is a direct adenylate charge-regulated protein kinase. Science. 332(6036), pp. 1433 - 1435. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1200094

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