Extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1 and 2 are growth factor-sensitive serine/threonine kinases. cDNAs for both human kinases were isolated and sequenced. The nucleic acid and deduced protein sequences of human extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1 were 88% and 96% identical, respectively, to the homologous rat sequences. The nucleic acid and deduced protein sequences of human extracellular signal-regulated kinase 2 were 90% and 98% identical, respectively, to the corresponding rat sequences. A human extracellular signal-regulated kinase 2 specific probe was used to demonstrate that the mRNA for this kinase was present in T cells and did not change with activation. The deduced protein sequences of both human kinases were greater than 95% identical to two Xenopus kinase sequences, indicating that these enzymes are highly conserved across species.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Feb 14 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology