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Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded human colon carcinoma using Phospho-p44/42 MAPK (Erk1/2) (Thr202/Tyr204) (20G11) Rabbit mAb #4376 preincubated with control peptide (left) or with Phospho-p44/42 MAPK (Erk1/2) (Thr202/Tyr204) Blocking Peptide (right) .

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Product Description

This peptide is used to specifically block Phospho-p44/42 MAPK (Erk1/2) (Thr202/Tyr204) (D13.14.4E) Rabbit mAb #4370 and Phospho-p44/42 MAPK (Erk1/2) (Thr202/Tyr204) (20G11) Rabbit mAb #4376 reactivity by immunohistochemistry. It can also be used in conjunction with other Cell Signaling phospho-p44/42 MAPK (Erk1/2) (Thr202/Tyr204) antibodies and in other applications.


Quality Control

The quality of the peptide was evaluated by reversed-phase HPLC and by mass spectrometry. The peptide blocks Phospho-p44/42 MAPK (Erk1/2) (Thr202/Tyr204) (D13.14.4E) Rabbit mAb #4370 and Phospho-p44/42 MAPK (Erk1/2) (Thr202/Tyr204) (20G11) Rabbit mAb #4376 signal completely in immunohistochemistry.

Product Usage Information

Use as a blocking reagent to evaluate the specificity of antibody reactivity in immunocytometry protocols. For immunohistochemistry, add twice the volume of peptide as volume of antibody used in 100 μl total volume. Incubate for a minimum of 30 minutes prior to adding the entire volume to the slide. Recommended antibody dilutions can be found on the product data sheet. Peptide volume should be determined empirically for other applications.


Storage: Supplied in 20 mM potassium phosphate (pH 7.0), 50 mM NaCl, 0.1 mM EDTA, 1 mg/ml BSA and 5% glycerol. Store at –20°C.

Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are a widely conserved family of serine/threonine protein kinases involved in many cellular programs, such as cell proliferation, differentiation, motility, and death. The p44/42 MAPK (Erk1/2) signaling pathway can be activated in response to a diverse range of extracellular stimuli including mitogens, growth factors, and cytokines (1-3), and research investigators consider it an important target in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer (4). Upon stimulation, a sequential three-part protein kinase cascade is initiated, consisting of a MAP kinase kinase kinase (MAPKKK or MAP3K), a MAP kinase kinase (MAPKK or MAP2K), and a MAP kinase (MAPK). Multiple p44/42 MAP3Ks have been identified, including members of the Raf family, as well as Mos and Tpl2/COT. MEK1 and MEK2 are the primary MAPKKs in this pathway (5,6). MEK1 and MEK2 activate p44 and p42 through phosphorylation of activation loop residues Thr202/Tyr204 and Thr185/Tyr187, respectively. Several downstream targets of p44/42 have been identified, including p90RSK (7) and the transcription factor Elk-1 (8,9). p44/42 are negatively regulated by a family of dual-specificity (Thr/Tyr) MAPK phosphatases, known as DUSPs or MKPs (10), along with MEK inhibitors, such as U0126 and PD98059.


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2.  Baccarini, M. (2005) FEBS Lett 579, 3271-7.

3.  Meloche, S. and Pouysségur, J. (2007) Oncogene 26, 3227-39.

4.  Roberts, P.J. and Der, C.J. (2007) Oncogene 26, 3291-310.

5.  Rubinfeld, H. and Seger, R. (2005) Mol Biotechnol 31, 151-74.

6.  Murphy, L.O. and Blenis, J. (2006) Trends Biochem Sci 31, 268-75.

7.  Dalby, K.N. et al. (1998) J Biol Chem 273, 1496-505.

8.  Marais, R. et al. (1993) Cell 73, 381-93.

9.  Kortenjann, M. et al. (1994) Mol Cell Biol 14, 4815-24.

10.  Owens, D.M. and Keyse, S.M. (2007) Oncogene 26, 3203-13.


Entrez-Gene Id 5595, 5594
Swiss-Prot Acc. P27361, P28482


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