Definition of ERKs

1. erk [n] - See also: erk



Medical Definition of ERKs

1. Mitogen activated protein kinases. (ERKs: externally regulated kinases) Serine threonine kinases that are activated when quiescent cells are treated with mitogens and therefore potentially transmit signal for entry into cell cycle. One target is trancription factor p62TCF. MAP kinase itself can be phosphorylated by MAP kinase kinase and this may in turn be controlled by RAF 1. Confusingly, do phosphorylate microtubule-associated proteins. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of ERKs

EPS
EPSP
EPSS
EPT
EPTs
EQ
ER
ER-60 protease
ERA
ERAs
ERBF
ERC
ERCP
ERD
ERISA
ERKs (current term)
ERM
ERNIE
EROS
ERP
ERPF
ERT
ERV
ERVs
ER diagram
ER diagrams
ES
ES46.5K esterase
ESA
ESAD

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