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MAPK1

A gene on chromosome 22q11.2|22q11.21 that encodes a protein of the MAP kinase family. MAP kinases (e.g., extracellular signal-regulated kinases) integrate multiple biochemical signals, and are involved in cell proliferation, differentiation, transcription, regulation and development. Once MAPK1 is activated by phosphorylation by an upstream kinase, it translocates to the nucleus of the stimulated cell, where it phosphorylates target molecules.
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Among them, ERK5, which is also known as big MAP kinase 1 (BMK1), is the most recently identified family member [8].
The mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades, consisting of the extracellular signal-related kinases (ERK1/2), the c-Jun N-terminal kinases (JNK), the p38 kinase (p38), and the big MAP kinase 1 (BMK1/ERK5) pathway [47], are major intracellular signal transduction pathways that play an important role in various cellular processes such as cell growth, differentiation, development, cell cycle, survival, and cell death [48].
MAPK, mitogen-activated protein kinase; ERK, extracellular signal-related kinases; JNK, c-Jun N-terminal kinases; p38, p38 kinase; BMK1/ERK5, big MAP kinase 1; MAPKKK, MAP kinase kinase kinase; MAPKK, MAP kinase kinase; MAPK, MAP kinase; PLC, phospholipase C; IP3, inositol trisphosphate; DAG, diacylglycerol.