All Photos(2)




Anti-MAP Kinase (ERK-1, ERK-2) antibody produced in rabbit

whole antiserum

Sign Into View Organizational & Contract Pricing

Anti-MAP Kinase (ERK-1, ERK-2), Anti-Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase
MDL number:

biological source


Quality Level



antibody form

whole antiserum

antibody product type

primary antibodies



mol wt

antigen ERK-2 42 kDa
antigen, ERK-1 44 kDa


15 mM sodium azide

species reactivity

human, rat, mouse


antibody small pack of 25 μL


microarray: suitable
western blot: 1:40,000-1:20,000 using rat brain extract and mouse NIH 3T3 fibroblast extract, respectively

UniProt accession no.

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


target post-translational modification


Looking for similar products? Visit Product Comparison Guide

Related Categories

General description

MAP kinase (MAPK, mitogen-activated protein kinase) is also termed as extracellular regulated protein kinase (ERK). It consists of a family of protein kinases. MAP kinase isoforms are widely expressed in the central nervous system, thymus, spleen, heart, lung, kidney, and in high levels in PC12 cells and in fibroblasts.


Staining of the 42 kDa and 44 kDa bands is specifically inhibited with MAP kinase peptide (317-339), but not with MAP kinase kinase (MEK) peptide (34-48) corresponding to N-terminal sequence of MEK. Anti-MAPK Kinase (ERK-1, ERK-2) specifically reacts with both phosphorylated and unphosphorylated forms of ERK-1 and ERK-2 (44 and 42 kDa, respectively).


synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acids 317-339 derived from subdomain XI of human MAP kinase (ERK1).


Anti-MAP Kinase (ERK-1, ERK-2) antibody produced in rabbit has been used in western blot analysis at a minimum dilution of 1:40000 in rat brain extract and at 1:20000 in mouse NIH 3T3 fibroblasts.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) superfamily of enzymes is involved in widespread signalling pathways. Members of this family include the ERK1/2 (extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase, also termed p42/p44 MAPK), JNK and p38 MAPK subfamilies. These are the terminal enzymes in a signalling cascade where each kinase phosphorylates and activates the next member in the sequence. Phosphorylation of both tyrosine and threonine is essential for the full activation of all MAPKs. Several kinases participate in activation of the ERK cascade. This cascade is initiated by the small G protein Ras, which upon stimulation causes activation Raf1 kinase. Raf1 continues the transmission by activating MEK. Activated MEK appears to be the only kinase capable of specifically phosphorylating and activating ERK. ERK appears to be an important regulatory molecule, which by can phosphorylate regulatory targets in the cytosol (phospholipase A2, PLA2), translocated into and phosphorylate substrates in the nucleus (ELK1). The activation of ERK cascade mediates and regulates the signal transduction pathways in response to stress, mitogenic signals and is important in development and differentiation, learning, memory and survival. MAPK plays a crucial role in various signal transduction pathways, leading signals of growth factor and G protein coupled receptors to their intracellular targets. MAP kinase regulates several cellular processes including proliferation, differentiatio, cellular morphology and oncogenesis.


Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificates of Analysis (COA)

Search for Certificates of Analysis (COA) by entering the products Lot/Batch Number. Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product’s label following the words ‘Lot’ or ‘Batch’.

Already Own This Product?

Documents related to the products that you have purchased in the past have been gathered in the Document Library for your convenience.

Visit the Document Library

Difficulty Finding Your Product Or Lot/Batch Number?

Product numbers are combined with Pack Sizes/Quantity when displayed on the website (example: T1503-25G). Please make sure you enter ONLY the product number in the Product Number field (example: T1503).


Product Number
Pack Size/Quantity

Additional examples:





enter as 1.000309185)

Having trouble? Feel free to contact Technical Service for assistance.

Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product's label following the words 'Lot' or 'Batch'.

Aldrich Products

  • For a lot number such as TO09019TO, enter it as 09019TO (without the first two letters 'TO').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as 05427ES-021, enter it as 05427ES (without the filling-code '-021').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as STBB0728K9, enter it as STBB0728 without the filling-code 'K9'.

Not Finding What You Are Looking For?

In some cases, a COA may not be available online. If your search was unable to find the COA you can request one.

Request COA

Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

Contact Technical Service