Aliases for MAP2K2 Gene
External Ids for MAP2K2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MAP2K2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MAP2K2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene 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. Mutations in this gene cause cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome (CFC syndrome), a disease characterized by heart defects, cognitive disability, and distinctive facial features similar to those found in Noonan syndrome. The inhibition or degradation of this kinase is also found to be involved in the pathogenesis of Yersinia and anthrax. A pseudogene, which is located on chromosome 7, has been identified for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MAP2K2 Gene
MAP2K2 (Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MAP2K2 include Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome 4 and Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome 1. Among its related pathways are Oxytocin signaling pathway and MicroRNAs in cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transferase activity, transferring phosphorus-containing groups and protein tyrosine kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ENSG00000230626.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MAP2K2 Gene
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). Activates BRAF in a KSR1 or KSR2-dependent manner; by binding to KSR1 or KSR2 releases the inhibitory intramolecular interaction between KSR1 or KSR2 protein kinase and N-terminal domains which promotes KSR1 or KSR2-BRAF dimerization and BRAF activation (PubMed:29433126).