Open Access Articles- Top Results for MAP2K6


External IDsOMIM601254 MGI1346870 HomoloGene55686 IUPHAR: 2067 ChEMBL: 2171 GeneCards: MAP2K6 Gene
EC number2.7.12.2
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
RefSeq (mRNA)NM_002758NM_011943
RefSeq (protein)NP_002749NP_036073
Location (UCSC)Chr 17:
67.41 – 67.54 Mb
Chr 11:
110.4 – 110.53 Mb
PubMed search[1][2]

Dual specificity mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 6 also known as MAP kinase kinase 6 (MAPKK 6) or MAPK/ERK kinase 6 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the MAP2K6 gene, on chromosome 17.[1]


MAPKK 6 is a member of the dual specificity protein kinase family, which functions as a mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase kinase. MAP kinases, also known as extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERKs), act as an integration point for multiple biochemical signals. This protein phosphorylates and activates p38 MAP kinase in response to inflammatory cytokines or environmental stress. As an essential component of p38 MAP kinase mediated signal transduction pathway, this gene is involved in many cellular processes such as stress-induced cell cycle arrest, transcription activation and apoptosis.[2]


MAP2K6 has been shown to interact with TAOK2,[3] ASK1,[4][5] MAPK14[3][6][7][8] and MAP3K7.[9][10][11][12]


  1. ^ Han J, Lee JD, Jiang Y, Li Z, Feng L, Ulevitch RJ (June 1996). "Characterization of the structure and function of a novel MAP kinase kinase (MKK6)". J Biol Chem 271 (6): 2886–91. PMID 8621675. doi:10.1074/jbc.271.6.2886. 
  2. ^ "Entrez Gene: MAP2K6 mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 6". 
  3. ^ a b Chen, Z; Cobb M H (May 2001). "Regulation of stress-responsive mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase pathways by TAO2". J. Biol. Chem. (United States) 276 (19): 16070–5. ISSN 0021-9258. PMID 11279118. doi:10.1074/jbc.M100681200. 
  4. ^ Huang, Shile; Shu Lili; Dilling Michael B; Easton John; Harwood Franklin C; Ichijo Hidenori; Houghton Peter J (June 2003). "Sustained activation of the JNK cascade and rapamycin-induced apoptosis are suppressed by p53/p21(Cip1)". Mol. Cell (United States) 11 (6): 1491–501. ISSN 1097-2765. PMID 12820963. doi:10.1016/S1097-2765(03)00180-1. 
  5. ^ Morita, K; Saitoh M; Tobiume K; Matsuura H; Enomoto S; Nishitoh H; Ichijo H (November 2001). "Negative feedback regulation of ASK1 by protein phosphatase 5 (PP5) in response to oxidative stress". EMBO J. (England) 20 (21): 6028–36. ISSN 0261-4189. PMC 125685. PMID 11689443. doi:10.1093/emboj/20.21.6028. 
  6. ^ Sanz-Moreno, Victoria; Casar Berta; Crespo Piero (May 2003). "p38α Isoform Mxi2 Binds to Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase 1 and 2 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase and Regulates Its Nuclear Activity by Sustaining Its Phosphorylation Levels". Mol. Cell. Biol. (United States) 23 (9): 3079–90. ISSN 0270-7306. PMC 153192. PMID 12697810. doi:10.1128/MCB.23.9.3079-3090.2003. 
  7. ^ Raingeaud, J; Whitmarsh A J; Barrett T; Dérijard B; Davis R J (March 1996). "MKK3- and MKK6-regulated gene expression is mediated by the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase signal transduction pathway". Mol. Cell. Biol. (UNITED STATES) 16 (3): 1247–55. ISSN 0270-7306. PMC 231107. PMID 8622669. 
  8. ^ Stein, B; Brady H; Yang M X; Young D B; Barbosa M S (May 1996). "Cloning and characterization of MEK6, a novel member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase cascade". J. Biol. Chem. (UNITED STATES) 271 (19): 11427–33. ISSN 0021-9258. PMID 8626699. doi:10.1074/jbc.271.19.11427. 
  9. ^ Ishitani, Tohru; Takaesu Giichi, Ninomiya-Tsuji Jun, Shibuya Hiroshi, Gaynor Richard B, Matsumoto Kunihiro (December 2003). "Role of the TAB2-related protein TAB3 in IL-1 and TNF signaling". EMBO J. (England) 22 (23): 6277–88. ISSN 0261-4189. PMC 291846. PMID 14633987. doi:10.1093/emboj/cdg605. 
  10. ^ Wang, C; Deng L; Hong M; Akkaraju G R; Inoue J; Chen Z J (July 2001). "TAK1 is a ubiquitin-dependent kinase of MKK and IKK". Nature (England) 412 (6844): 346–51. ISSN 0028-0836. PMID 11460167. doi:10.1038/35085597. 
  11. ^ Ninomiya-Tsuji, J; Kishimoto K; Hiyama A; Inoue J; Cao Z; Matsumoto K (March 1999). "The kinase TAK1 can activate the NIK-I kappaB as well as the MAP kinase cascade in the IL-1 signalling pathway". Nature (ENGLAND) 398 (6724): 252–6. ISSN 0028-0836. PMID 10094049. doi:10.1038/18465. 
  12. ^ Sakurai, H; Miyoshi H; Mizukami J; Sugita T (June 2000). "Phosphorylation-dependent activation of TAK1 mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase by TAB1". FEBS Lett. (NETHERLANDS) 474 (2–3): 141–5. ISSN 0014-5793. PMID 10838074. doi:10.1016/S0014-5793(00)01588-X. 

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