mitogen-activated protein kinase

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MAP kinase

Any of a family of serine/threonine protein kinases belonging to the CMGC (CDK/MAPK/GSK3/CLK) kinase group, which are involved in cellular responses to various stimuli (e.g., mitogens, osmotic stress, heat shock and cytokines) and regulate cell growth, cycling, differentiation, mitosis and apoptosis.
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mitogen-activated protein kinase

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MAPK

A signaling protein, i.e., a protein that circulates extracellularly influencing other cells to turn on the process of protein synthesis. These proteins have an effect on cellular replication and cellular death in inflammatory, ischemic, and malignant diseases.

mitogen-activated protein kinase

Abbreviation: MAPK
A signaling enzyme, i.e., one that circulates extracellularly, influencing cells to begin protein manufacturing. They affect cellular replication and death in inflammatory, ischemic, and malignant diseases.
See also: protein kinase
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