Aliases for MAP3K3 Gene
External Ids for MAP3K3 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MAP3K3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MAP3K3 Gene
This gene product is a 626-amino acid polypeptide that is 96.5% identical to mouse Mekk3. Its catalytic domain is closely related to those of several other kinases, including mouse Mekk2, tobacco NPK, and yeast Ste11. Northern blot analysis revealed a 4.6-kb transcript that appears to be ubiquitously expressed. This protein directly regulates the stress-activated protein kinase (SAPK) and extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase (ERK) pathways by activating SEK and MEK1/2 respectively; it does not regulate the p38 pathway. In cotransfection assays, it enhanced transcription from a nuclear factor kappa-B (NFKB)-dependent reporter gene, consistent with a role in the SAPK pathway. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been observed. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MAP3K3 Gene
MAP3K3 (Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase Kinase 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MAP3K3 include Cerebral Cavernous Malformations and Cerebral Cavernous Malformations 2. Among its related pathways are Signal transduction_JNK pathway and RANK Signaling in Osteoclasts. 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 MAP3K2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MAP3K3 Gene
Component of a protein kinase signal transduction cascade. Mediates activation of the NF-kappa-B, AP1 and DDIT3 transcriptional regulators.