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Western blot analysis of extracts from HeLa cells, transfected with 100 nM SignalSilence® Control siRNA (Unconjugated) #6568 (-), SignalSilence® MKK3 siRNA I (+) or SignalSilence® MKK3 siRNA II #6295 (+), using MKK3 Antibody #9232 (upper) or α-Tubulin (11H10) Rabbit mAb #2125 (lower). The MKK3 Antibody confirms silencing of MKK3 expression, while the α-Tubulin (11H10) Rabbit mAb is used as a loading control.

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CST recommends transfection with 100 nM MKK3 siRNA I 48 to 72 hours prior to cell lysis. For transfection procedure, follow protocol provided by the transfection reagent manufacturer. Please feel free to contact CST with any questions on use.

Each vial contains the equivalent of 100 transfections, which corresponds to a final siRNA concentration of 100 nM per transfection in a 24-well plate with a total volume of 300 μl per well.


Storage: SignalSilence® siRNA is supplied in RNAse-free water. Aliquot and store at -20ºC.

Product Description

SignalSilence® MKK3 siRNA I from Cell Signaling Technology (CST) allows the researcher to specifically inhibit MKK3 expression using RNA interference, a method whereby gene expression can be selectively silenced through the delivery of double stranded RNA molecules into the cell. All SignalSilence® siRNA products from CST are rigorously tested in-house and have been shown to reduce target protein expression by western analysis.


Quality Control

Oligonucleotide synthesis is monitored base by base through trityl analysis to ensure appropriate coupling efficiency. The oligo is subsequently purified by affinity-solid phase extraction. The annealed RNA duplex is further analyzed by mass spectrometry to verify the exact composition of the duplex. Each lot is compared to the previous lot by mass spectrometry to ensure maximum lot-to-lot consistency.

MKK3 and MKK6 are two closely related dual-specificity protein kinases that activate p38 MAP kinase (1-5). MKK3 and MKK6 both phosphorylate and activate p38 MAP kinase at its activation site, Thr-Gly-Tyr, but do not phosphorylate or activate Erk1/2 or SAPK/JNK. Phosphorylation of p38 MAP kinase dramatically stimulates its ability to phosphorylate protein substrates such as ATF-2 and Elk-1. MKK3 and MKK6 are both activated by different forms of cellular stress and inflammatory cytokines (4,5). Activation of MKK3 and MKK6 occurs through phosphorylation at Ser189 and Thr222 on MKK3 (2) and Ser207 and Thr211 on MKK6 (4,5).


1.  Derijard, B. et al. (1995) Science 267, 682-685.

2.  Sluss, H.K. et al. (1994) Mol. Cell. Biol. 14, 8376-8384.

3.  Raingeaud, J. et al. (1996) Mol. Cell. Biol. 16(3), 1247-1255.

4.  Raingeaud, J. et al. (1995) J Biol Chem 270, 7420-6.

5.  Han, J. et al. (1996) J. Biol. Chem. 271, 2886-2891.


Entrez-Gene Id 5606
Swiss-Prot Acc. P46734


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