MAPKAPK5

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MAPKAPK5
Identifiers
Aliases MAPKAPK5, MAPKAP-K5, MK-5, MK5, PRAK, mitogen-activated protein kinase-activated protein kinase 5
External IDs MGI: 1333110 HomoloGene: 69077 GeneCards: MAPKAPK5
RNA expression pattern
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Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_003668
NM_139078

NM_010765

RefSeq (protein)

NP_003659
NP_620777

NP_034895

Location (UCSC) Chr 12: 111.84 – 111.9 Mb Chr 5: 121.53 – 121.55 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]
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MAP kinase-activated protein kinase 5 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the MAPKAPK5 gene.[3][4] The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the serine/threonine kinase family. In response to cellular stress and proinflammatory cytokines, this kinase is activated through its phosphorylation by MAP kinases including MAPK1/ERK, MAPK14/p38-alpha, and MAPK11/p38-beta. In vitro, this kinase phosphorylates heat shock protein HSP27 at its physiologically relevant sites. Two alternately spliced transcript variants of this gene encoding distinct isoforms have been reported.[4]

A link between Alzheimer's disease and reduced levels of MAPKAPK5 has been proposed. But clinical trials are needed to confirm if this is the case.

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