|Group: CAMK Family: MAPKAPK Subfamily: MAPKAPK|
Description: mitogen-activated protein kinase-activated protein kinase 2
Gene Symbol: MAPKAPK2
UniprotKB/SwissProt: MAPK2_HUMAN (P49137)
Function: Its physiological substrate seems to be the small heat shock protein (HSP27/HSP25). In vitro can phosphorylate glycogen synthase at 'Ser-7' and tyrosine hydroxylase (on 'Ser-19' and 'Ser-40'). This kinase phosphorylates Ser in the peptide sequence, Hyd-X-R-X(2)-S, where Hyd is a large hydrophobic residue (By similarity). Mediates both ERK and p38 MAPK/MAPK14 dependent neutrophil responses. Participates in TNF alpha-stimulated exocytosis of secretory vesicles in neutrophils. Plays a role in phagocytosis-induced respiratory burst activity.