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MEK2 a dual-specificity protein kinase of the STE7 kinase family. Phosphorylated and activated by Raf and Mos kinases. Phosphorylates a Thr and a Tyr residue in a Thr-Glu-Tyr sequence located in the activation loop of ERK2 and ERK3. A component of MAP kinase signal transduction pathways involved in mitogen growth factor signal transduction. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC; Kinase, protein; Protein kinase, STE; Protein kinase, dual-specificity (non-receptor); STE group; STE7 family
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 19p13.3
Cellular Component: cytosol; early endosome; endoplasmic reticulum; focal adhesion; Golgi apparatus; intercellular junction; internal side of plasma membrane; late endosome; microtubule; mitochondrion; nucleus; perinuclear region of cytoplasm; peroxisomal membrane; plasma membrane
Molecular Function: MAP kinase kinase activity; PDZ domain binding; protein binding; protein serine/threonine kinase activator activity; protein serine/threonine kinase activity; protein serine/threonine/tyrosine kinase activity
Biological Process: activation of MAPK activity; MAPKKK cascade; positive regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent; regulation of apoptosis; regulation of mitotic cell cycle; regulation of stress-activated MAPK cascade
Disease: Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome 4
Reference #:  P36507 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: Dual specificity mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 2; ERK activator kinase 2; FLJ26075; MAP kinase kinase 2; MAP2K2; MAPK/ERK kinase 2; MAPKK 2; MAPKK2; MEK 2; MEK2; mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 2; mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 2, p45; MKK2; MP2K2; PRKMK2
Gene Symbols: MAP2K2
Molecular weight: 44,424 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 6.12  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
CST Pathways:  Actin Dynamics  |  Angiogenesis  |  B Cell Receptor Signaling  |  ErbB/HER Signaling  |  ESC Pluripotency and Differentiation  |  GPCR Signaling to MAPKs  |  Growth And Differentiation Control by MAPKs  |  IL6 Signaling  |  Insulin Receptor Signaling  |  T Cell Receptor Signaling  |  Warburg Effect
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