Total MEK1 Sandwich ELISA Antibody Pair is being offered as an economical alternative to our Total MEK1 Sandwich ELISA Kit.
MEK1 and MEK2, also called MAPK or Erk kinases, are dual-specificity protein kinases that function in a mitogen activated protein kinase cascade controlling cell growth and differentiation (1-3). Activation of MEK1 and MEK2 occurs through phosphorylation of two serine residues at positions 217 and 221 (in the activation loop of subdomain VIII) by Raf-like molecules. MEK1/2 is activated by a wide variety of growth factors and cytokines and also by membrane depolarization and calcium influx (1-4).
Capture and Detection antibodies (100X stocks) and HRP-conjugated secondary antibody (1000X stock) are supplied. Sufficient reagents are supplied for 4 x 96 well ELISAs. The MEK1 Capture Antibody is coated in PBS overnight in a 96 well microplate. After blocking, cell lysates are added followed by a MEK1/2 Detection Antibody and anti-Rabbit IgG, HRP-conjugated antibody. HRP substrate, TMB, is added for color development. The magnitude of the absorbance for this developed color is proportional to the quantity of total MEK1/2 protein.