Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are involved in a number of cell signaling pathways. These enzymes are activated by dual phosphorylation of threonine and tyrosine residues in response to a multitude of extracellular stimuli. Activation of MAPKs are mediated by another set of enzymes referred to as MAPK kinases or MEKs. In this article, we introduce MEK Inhibitor U0126, a compound that exhibits potent MEK inhibitor activity both in vitro and in vivo.
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Said A. Goueli, Kevin Hsiao, Tingyun Lu and Dan Simpson