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JNK1 / MAPK8 Protein, Antibody, ELISA Kit, cDNA Clone

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JNK1 / MAPK8 Summary & Protein Information

JNK1 / MAPK8 Related Information

JNK1 / MAPK8 Background

Gene Summary: The JNK1 protein encoded by this MAPK8 gene is a member of the MAP kinase family. MAP kinases act as an integration point for multiple biochemical signals, and are involved in a wide variety of cellular processes such as proliferation, differentiation, transcription regulation and development. This JNK1 kinase is activated by various cell stimuli, and targets specific transcription factors, and thus mediates immediate-early gene expression in response to cell stimuli. The activation of this JNK1 kinase by tumor-necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) is found to be required for TNF-alpha induced apoptosis. This kinase is also involved in UV radiation induced apoptosis, which is thought to be related to cytochrom c-mediated cell death pathway. Studies of the mouse counterpart of this gene suggested that this JNK1 kinase play a key role in T cell proliferation, apoptosis and differentiation. Four alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been reported.
General information above from NCBI
Catalytic activity: ATP + a protein = ADP + a phosphoprotein.
Cofactor: Magnesium.
Enzyme regulation: Activated by threonine and tyrosine phosphorylation by either of two dual specificity kinases, MAP2K4 and MAP2K7. MAP2K4 shows a strong preference for Tyr-185 while MAP2K7 phosphorylates Tyr-183 preferentially. Inhibited by dual specificity phosphatases, such as DUSP1. Inhibited by SERPINB3.
Subunit structure: Binds to at least four scaffolding proteins, MAPK8IP1/JIP-1, MAPK8IP2/JIP-2, MAPK8IP3/JIP-3/JSAP1 and SPAG9/MAPK8IP4/JIP-4. These proteins also bind other components of the JNK signaling pathway. Interacts with TP53 and WWOX. Interacts with JAMP. Forms a complex with MAPK8IP1 and ARHGEF28 (By similarity). Interacts (phosphorylated form) with NFE2; the interaction phosphorylates NFE2 in undifferentiated cells (By similarity). Interacts with NFATC4. Interacts with MECOM; regulates JNK signaling. Interacts with PIN1; this interaction mediates MAPK8 conformational changes leading to the binding of MAPK8 to its substrates.
Domain: The TXY motif contains the threonine and tyrosine residues whose phosphorylation activates the MAP kinases.
Subcellular location: Cytoplasm. Nucleus.
Post-translational: Dually phosphorylated on Thr-183 and Tyr-185 by MAP2K7 and MAP2K4, which activates the enzyme. Phosphorylated by TAOK2.
Sequence similarity: Belongs to the protein kinase superfamily. CMGC Ser/Thr protein kinase family. MAP kinase subfamily.
Contains 1 protein kinase domain.
General information above from UniProt

Mitogen-activated protein kinase 8 (MAPK8), also known as JNK1, is a member of the MAP kinase family. MAP kinases act as an integration point for multiple biochemical signals, and are involved in a wide variety of cellular processes such as proliferation, differentiation, transcription regulation and development. The protein kinases JNK1 has been found to serve as critical molecular links between obesity, metabolic inflammation, and disorders of glucose homeostasis. It is critically involved in the promotion of diet-induced obesity, metabolic inflammation and beta-cell dysfunction. The selective deficiency of JNK1 in the murine nervous system is sufficient to suppress diet-induced obesity. Genetic analysis indicates that the effects of JNK1 can be separated from effects of JNK1 on obesity. JNK1 is a potential pharmacological target for the development of drugs that might be useful for the treatment of metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, JNK1 plays a major role in the hypoxic cellular damage. JNK1 protein might be an attractive target for antihypoxic therapy in increasing resistance to many pathological conditions and diseases, leading to the oxygen deficit.

JNK1 / MAPK8 Alternative Name

JNK,JNK1,PRKM8,SAPK1,JNK-46,JNK1A2,SAPK1c,JNK21B1/2, [homo-sapiens]
JNK1,JNK1A2,JNK21B1/2,JNK-46,MAPK8,PRKM8,SAPK1,stress-activated protein kinase 1,stress-activated protein kinase JNK1 JNK, [human]
AI849689,JNK,JNK1,Mapk8,Prkm8,SAPK1,stress-activated protein kinase JNK1, [mouse]
JNK,JNK1,Prkm8,SAPK1,AI849689, [mus-musculus]

JNK1 / MAPK8 Related Studies

  • Betigeri S, et al. (2006) JNK1 as a molecular target to limit cellular mortality under hypoxia. Mol Pharm. 3(4): 424-30.
  • Solinas G, et al. (2010) JNK1 and IKKbeta: molecular links between obesity and metabolic dysfunction. FASEB J. 24(8): 2596-611.
  • Sabio G, et al. (2010) Role of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis in metabolic regulation by JNK1. Genes Dev. 24(3): 256-64.