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mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 4 (MEK4)

Target Class
Kinase
Family
STE
Official Symbol
MAP2K4
Entrez Gene ID
6416
Species
Human
Accession Number
NP_003001.1
Alias Names
JNK activating kinase 1; JNK-activated kinase 1; JNK-activating kinase 1; JNKK; JNKK1; MAP kinase kinase 4; MAPK/ERK kinase 4; MAPKK 4; MAPKK4; MEK 4; MEK4; MKK4; PRKMK4; SAPK kinase 1; SAPK/ERK kinase 1; SAPKK-1; SAPKK1; SEK1; SERK1; c-Jun N-terminal kinase kinase 1; dual specificity mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 4; mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 4; stress-activated protein kinase kinase 1
Background
This gene encodes a dual specificity protein kinase that belongs to the Ser/Thr protein kinase family. This kinase is a direct activator of MAP kinases in response to various environmental stresses or mitogenic stimuli. It has been shown to activate MAPK8/JNK1, MAPK9/JNK2, and MAPK14/p38, but not MAPK1/ERK2 or MAPK3/ERK3. This kinase is phosphorylated, and thus activated by MAP3K1/MEKK. The knockout studies in mice suggested the roles of this kinase in mediating survival signal in T cell development, as well as in the organogenesis of liver. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
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