Product Pathways - MAPK Signaling
Erk5 Antibody #3372
|W IP||H M R Mk||Endogenous||115||Rabbit|
Reactivity Key: H=Human M=Mouse R=Rat Mk=Monkey
Species cross-reactivity is determined by western blot. Species enclosed in parentheses are predicted to react based on 100% sequence homology.
Specificity / Sensitivity
Erk5 Antibody detects endogenous levels of total Erk5 protein. This antibody does not cross-react with Erk1 or Erk2.
Source / Purification
Polyclonal antibodies are produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to human Erk5. Antibodies are purified by protein A and peptide affinity chromatography.
ERK5 (Mitogen-activated protein kinase 7, Big mitogen-activated protein kinase 1) is a member of the MAPK superfamily implicated in the regulation numerous cellular processes including proliferation, differentiation, and survival (1,5-7). Like other MAPK family members, ERK5 contains a canonical activation loop TEY motif (Thr218/Tyr220) which is specifically phosphorylated by MAP2K5 (MEK5) in a growth factor-dependent, Ras-independent mechanism (2-4). For example, EGF stimulation promotes ERK5 phosphorylation which induces its traslocation to the nucleus where it phosphorylates MEF2C and other transcriptional targets (2,3). ERK5 is also activated in response to granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in hematopoetic progenitor cells where it promotes survival and proliferation (4). In neuronal cells, ERK5 is required for NGF-induced neurite outgrowth, neuronal homeostatis, and survival (11,12). ERK5 is thought to play a role in blood vessel integrity via maintainence of endothelial cell migration and barrier function (8-10). Although broadly expressed, research studies have shown that mice lacking erk5 display numerous cardiac defects, suggesting ERK5 plays a critical role in vascular development and homeostasis (1,5).
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