Western blot analysis of MAP4K5 over-expressed 293 cell line, cotransfected with MAP4K5 Validated Chimera RNAi ( Cat # H00011183-R01V ) (Lane 2) or non-transfected control (Lane 1). Blot probed with MAP4K5 monoclonal antibody (M01) clone 3H3 (Cat # H00011183-M01 ). GAPDH ( 36.1 kDa ) used as specificity and loading control.
This gene encodes a member of the serine/threonine protein kinase family, that is highly similar to yeast SPS1/STE20 kinase. Yeast SPS1/STE20 functions near the beginning of the MAP kinase signal cascades that is essential for yeast pheromone response. This kinase was shown to activate Jun kinase in mammalian cells, which suggested a role in stress response. Two alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding the same protein have been described for this gene. [provided by RefSeq
germinal center kinase-related,kinase homologous to SPS1/STE20