mitogen-activated protein kinases(redirected from Mitogen-activated protein kinase)
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mitogen-activated protein kinases[‚mīd·ə·jən ¦ak·tə‚vād·əd ¦prō‚tēn ′kī‚nās·əs]
(cell and molecular biology)
A large kinase network in which upstream kinases activate downstream kinases that, in response to phosphorylation, translocate to the nucleus and activate transcription factors. Abbreviated MAPKs.