The extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1 and 2 (Erk1 and Erk2) are closely related mitogen activated protein (MAP) kinases that are activated through the extracellular stimulation by many growth factors, mitogens and differentiation promoting agents via a protein kinase cascade. Erk1/2 are activated approximately 1000 fold by phosphorylation of neighboring threonine and tyrosine residues by Mek1 and Mek2. Both sites must be phosphorylated for maximum activity. Erk1/2 kinases are ubiquitously distributed in the nervous system, as well as a broad range of cells and tissues. These two kinases represent proximal kinases in the classical MAP kinase cascade pathway which links growth and differentiation signals at the cell surface (through tyrosine kinase) with transcription in the nucleus.
Suitable for use in Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Western Blot: 1-4ug/ml
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4 degrees C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20 degrees C. Aliquots are stable for 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.