|Predicted||Bovine, Chicken, Human, Monkey, Rat, Xenopus, Zebrafish|
|Calculated MW||45 KDa|
|Other Names||Dual specificity mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 1, MAP kinase kinase 1, MAPKK 1, MKK1, ERK activator kinase 1, MAPK/ERK kinase 1, MEK 1, MAP2K1, MEK1, PRKMK1|
|Target/Specificity||Synthetic phospho-peptide corresponding to amino acid residues surrounding Ser218/222 conjugated to KLH.|
|Format||Prepared from rabbit serum by affinity purification via sequential chromatography on phospho- and dephosphopeptide affinity columns.|
|Antibody Specificity||Specific for the ~45k MEK 1/2 protein phosphorylated at Ser218/222 in Western blots. Immunolabeling is blocked by the phosphopeptide used as the antigen but not by the corresponding dephosphopeptide.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||Phospho-Ser218,222 MEK 1/2 Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
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Provided below are standard protocols that you may find useful for product applications.
MEK 1 (MAP Kinase Kinase, also known as MKK) is an integral component of the MAP kinase cascade that regulates cell growth and differentiation (Ahn, 1993; Chong et al., 2003). This pathway also plays a key role in synaptic plasticity in the brain (Adams and Sweatt, 2002). Activated MEK 1 acts as a dual specificity kinase phosphorylating both a threonine and a tyrosine residue on MAP kinase (Kyriakis et al., 1991; Seger et al., 1991; Crews et al., 1992).
Adams JP, Sweatt JD (2002) Molecular psychology: Roles for the ERK MAP kinase cascade in memory. Annu Rev Pharmacol Toxicol 42:135-163.
Ahn NG (1993) The MAP kinase cascade. Discovery of a new signal transduction pathway. Mol Cell Biochem 127-128:201-209.
Chong H, Vikis HG, Guan KL (2003) Mechanisms of regulating the Raf kinase family. Cellular Signalling 15:463-469.
Crews CM, Alessandrini A, Erikson RL (1992) The primary structure of MEK, a protein kinase that phosphorylates the ERK gene product. Science 258:478-480.
Kyriakis JM, Brautigan DL, Ingebritsen TS, Avruch J (1991) pp54 Microtubule-associated protein-2 kinase requires both tyrosine and serine/threonine phosphorylation for activity. J Biol Chem 266:10043-10046.
Seger R, Ahn NG, Boulton TG, Yancopoulos GD, Panayotatos N, Radziejewska E, Ericsson L, Bratlien RL, Cobb MH, Krebs EG (1991) Microtubule-associated protein 2 kinases, ERK1 and ERK2, undergo autophos-phorylation on both tyrosine and threonine residues: Implications for their mechanism of activation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 88:6142-6146.
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