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E7407 Sigma-Aldrich

ERK1, active, untagged human

PRECISIO® Kinase, recombinant, expressed in baculovirus infected Sf9 cells, ≥70% (SDS-PAGE), buffered aqueous glycerol solution

Synonym: MAPK3, P44ERK1, P44MAPK, PRKM3



Related Categories Active Kinases, Application Index, Biochemicals and Reagents, Cell Biology, Cell Signaling Enzymes,
Quality Level   200
recombinant   expressed in baculovirus infected Sf9 cells
product line   PRECISIO® Kinase
assay   ≥70% (SDS-PAGE)
form   buffered aqueous glycerol solution
specific activity   329-445 nmol/min·mg
mol wt   ~44 kDa
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −70°C
Gene Information   human ... MAPK3(5595)


General description

Extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1 (ERK1) belongs to mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK)/ERK family of intermediate proteins in the signaling pathways. This gene contains nine exons and eight introns, and spans 9kb. It is a constitutively expressed protein, the activity of which is altered by the phosphorylation state. It has a higher expression level in nervous tissues. It contains 11 kinase subdomains, common between humans and mice. It has a molecular weight of 44kDa.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1 (ERK1) act as intermediate in multiple signaling cascades, and is acted upon by MEK protein. MEK are essential for Golgi fragmentation during mitosis, and this is achieved by its action upon an alternatively spliced isoform of ERK1, called ERK1c. ERK1/2 signaling plays a key role in cellular response to topoisomerase II poisoning, by activating G2/M checkpoint, and thus, prevents poison-induced cell death. In melanocytes, pleiotrophin suppresses pigmentation or melanogenesis, by degradation of MITF, through the activation of ERK1/2 signaling.

Physical form

Supplied in 25 mM MOPS, pH 7.5, with 300 mM NaCl, 0.25 mM DTT, 0.1 mM EDTA, 0.1 mM PMSF, and 25% glycerol

Legal Information

PRECISIO is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable
Protocols & Articles


Alzheimer's Disease

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Carolyn L. Crankshaw
BioFiles v7 n2, 2011, 4–8
Keywords: Alzheimer Disease, Gene expression, Genetic, Genetics, Inflammation, Metabolism, Phosphorylations

Lipid Induced Insulin Resistance

Obesity is a well-established risk factor for the development of insulin resistance. Obesity is associated with the increased deposition of lipids in non-adipose tissue with subsequent decreases in i...
Linda Stephenson, Ph.D.
Biofiles v6 n4, 9
Keywords: Angiogenesis, Antivirals, Apoptosis, Biological processes, Cardiovascular, Catalog, Catalysis, Cell culture, Cell proliferation, Deposition, Diabetes, Events, Gene expression, Growth factors, Hormones, Inflammation, Metabolism, Metabolites, Obesity, Phosphorylations, Physiological Processes, Reductions, Transcription, Transduction, Type

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