MAPK Signaling

The mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) family is a group of serine/threonine kinases that mediate intracellular signaling. The activation of MAPK involves a cascade consisting of MAPK kinase (also known as MAPKKK or MEKK) that activates MAPK/ERK (also known as MAPKK or MEK). This stimulates a phosphorylation-dependent increase in the activity of MAPK.

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Upon activation, MAPK can phosphorylate a variety of intracellular targets including transcription factors, transcriptional adaptor proteins, membrane and cytoplasmic substrates, and other protein kinases. Three major groups of MAPK cascades have been determined: ERK1/ERK2, JNK/SAPK and p38 MAPK.

Literature for MAPK Signaling

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Stem Cell Research Product Guide

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MAPK Signaling Scientific Review

MAPK Signaling Scientific Review

MAP kinase signaling is integral to the regulation of numerous cellular processes such as proliferation and differentiation, and as a result is an important focus of cancer and immunology research. Updated for 2016, this review discusses the regulation of the MAPK pathway and properties of MAPK cascades. Compounds available from Tocris are listed.

Pathways for MAPK Signaling

MAPK Signaling Pathway

MAPK Signaling Pathway

The mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway evokes an intracellular signaling cascade in response to extracellular stimuli such as heat and stress. It can influence cell division, metabolism and survival.