Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, June 7th, 2001
J.H. Lee and colleagues in the Department of Pharmacology at Sydney University in Australia are focusing on the mechanisms behind increased smooth muscle mass seen in asthmatic airways. They explained that extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1 and 2 (ERK1 and ERK2) belong to a family of kinases that are mitogen-activated proteins (MAP kinases). MAP kinases, which are enzymes that transfer phosphates from ADP or ATP to target molecules,...
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