Recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibodies are produced using in vitro expression systems. The expression systems are developed by cloning in the specific antibody DNA sequences from immunoreactive rabbits. Then, individual clones are screened to select the best candidates for production. The advantages of using recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibodies include: better specificity and sensitivity, lot-to-lot consistency, animal origin-free formulations, and broader immunoreactivity to diverse targets due to larger rabbit immune repertoire.
MEK 1 (MAP Kinase Kinase, also known as MKK) is an integral component of the MAP kinase cascade that regulates cell growth and differentiation (Ahn, 1993;Chong et al., 2003). This pathway also plays a key role in synaptic plasticity in the brain (Adamsand Sweatt, 2002). Activated MEK 1 acts as a dual specificity kinase phosphorylating both a threonine and a tyrosine residue on MAP kinase (Kyriakis et al., 1991; Seger et al., 1991; Crews et al., 1992). Conversely there also appears to be a feedback phosphorylation of MEK 1 by MAP kinase. The sites on MEK 1 that are phosphorylated by MAP kinase are Thr292 and Thr386 (Mansour et al., 1994).
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Protein Aliases: Dual specificity mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 1; ERK activator kinase 1; MAP kinase kinase 1; MAPK/ERK kinase 1; MAPKK 1; MEK 1; protein kinase, mitogen-activated, kinase 1 (MAP kinase kinase 1)
Gene Aliases: CFC3; MAP2K1; MAPKK1; MEK1; MKK1; PRKMK1
UniProt ID: (Human) Q02750
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 5604