|Reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Calculated MW||H=44;M=44;Rat=44 KDa|
|Other Names||MAP2K2; MEK2; MKK2; PRKMK2; Dual specificity mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 2; ERK activator kinase 2; MAPK/ERK kinase 2|
|Target/Specificity||This MEK2 (MAP2K2) antibody is generated from rabbits immunized with a KLH conjugated synthetic peptide between 262-292 amino acids from the Central region of human MEK2 (MAP2K2).|
|Format||Purified polyclonal antibody supplied in PBS with 0.09% (W/V) sodium azide. This antibody is purified through a protein A column, followed by peptide affinity purification.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 2 weeks. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||MEK2 (MAP2K2) Antibody (Center) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Synonyms||MEK2, MKK2, PRKMK2|
|Function||Catalyzes the concomitant phosphorylation of a threonine and a tyrosine residue in a Thr-Glu-Tyr sequence located in MAP kinases. Activates the ERK1 and ERK2 MAP kinases (By similarity).|
MAP2K2 is a dual specificity protein kinase that belongs to the MAP kinase kinase family. This kinase is known to play a critical role in mitogen growth factor signal transduction. It phosphorylates and thus activates MAPK1/ERK2 and MAPK2/ERK3. The activation of this kinase itself is dependent on the Ser/Thr phosphorylation by MAP kinase kinase kinases. The inhibition or degradation of this kinase is found to be involved in the pathogenesis of Yersinia and anthrax.
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