Aliases for MAPK6 Gene
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Previous Symbols for MAPK6 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the Ser/Thr protein kinase family, and is most closely related to mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAP kinases). MAP kinases also known as extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERKs), are activated through protein phosphorylation cascades and act as integration points for multiple biochemical signals. This kinase is localized in the nucleus, and has been reported to be activated in fibroblasts upon treatment with serum or phorbol esters. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MAPK6 Gene
MAPK6 (Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Regulation of actin cytoskeleton and TGF-Beta Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include protein heterodimerization activity and protein kinase binding. An important paralog of this gene is MAPK1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MAPK6 Gene
Atypical MAPK protein. Phosphorylates microtubule-associated protein 2 (MAP2) and MAPKAPK5. The precise role of the complex formed with MAPKAPK5 is still unclear, but the complex follows a complex set of phosphorylation events: upon interaction with atypical MAPKAPK5, ERK3/MAPK6 is phosphorylated at Ser-189 and then mediates phosphorylation and activation of MAPKAPK5, which in turn phosphorylates ERK3/MAPK6. May promote entry in the cell cycle (By similarity).