P38 alpha MAPK (Mitogen-activated protein kinase 14, SAPK2A) is activated by environmental stressors, pro-inflammatory cytokines and lipopolysaccharide. In turn it phosphorylates various transcription factors including ELK1 and ATF2 and downstream kinases such as MAPKAPK2 and MAPKAPK5. p38 alpha MAPK is activated at the Thr-X-Tyr motif by the dual specificity kinases MAP2K3, MAP2K6 and MAP2K4. In addition it can be phosphorylated by ATM or ATR upon DNA damage. It can be inhibited by dual specificity phosphatases such as DUSP1, and its kinase activity inhibited by pyridinyl-imidazole compounds that are cytokine-suppressive anti-inflammatory drugs (CSAID).
Each vial contains 0.1 mg IgG in 0.1 mL of PBS pH7.4 with 0.09% sodium azide.
Precaution of Use
Warning: This product contains sodium azide, which has been classified as Xn (Harmful), in European Directive 67/548/EEC in the concentration range of 0.1 - 1.0 %. When disposing of this reagent through lead or copper plumbing, flush with copious volumes of water to prevent azide build-up in drains.