Title

p38 Mitogen-activated protein kinases on the body surface--a function for p38 delta

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

4-26-2003

Journal

The Journal of investigative dermatology

Volume

120

Issue

5

DOI

10.1046/j.1523-1747.2003.12120.x

Abstract

The p38 family of mitogen-activated protein kinases includes p38 alpha (SAPK2a, CSBP), p38 beta (SAPK2b), p38 delta (SAPK4), and p38 gamma (SAPK3/ERK6). p38 alpha and p38 beta are widely expressed p38 isoforms that are involved in regulation of cell proliferation, differentiation, development, and response to stress. Relatively less is known regarding the function of the p38 delta isoform. In this review, we discuss the role of the p38 alpha, p38 beta, and p38 gamma isoforms and then present recent findings that define a role for p38 delta as a regulator of differentiation-dependent gene expression in keratinocytes.

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