1. Signaling Pathways
  2. MAPK/ERK Pathway
  3. MEK


Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase; MAPKK; MAP2K

MEK (Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase, MAPKK) is a kinase enzyme which phosphorylates mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs). The activated MAPK leads to the phosphorylation of downstream transcription factors that regulate various responses such as stress signaling, pathogen response, and hormone signaling.

In general, the MAPKKK phosphorylates a serine or threonine residue on a MAPKK, which sequentially activates a MAPK (ERK, p38 or JNK), the last protein in the cascade. Activation of the p38 MAPK occurs mainly through mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 3 (MKK3) and MKK6 (sometimes MKK4). The JNK is regulated by two upstream MAP2Ks: MKK4 and MKK7. The highly homologous kinases, MEK1 and MEK2, act downstream of Ras and Raf to activate ERK mitogen-activated protein kinases.

MEK Isoform Specific Products:

Cat. No. Product Name Effect Purity
  • HY-10999
    Inhibitor 99.47%
    Trametinib (GSK1120212; JTP-74057) is an orally active MEK inhibitor that inhibits MEK1 and MEK2 with IC50s of about 2 nM. Trametinib activates autophagy and induces apoptosis.
  • HY-12028
    Inhibitor 99.96%
    PD98059 is a potent and selective MEK inhibitor with an IC50 of 5 µM. PD98059 binds to the inactive form of MEK, thereby preventing the activation of MEK1 (IC50 of 2-7 µM) and MEK2 (IC50 of 50 µM) by upstream kinases. PD98059 is a ERK1/2 signaling inhibitor. PD98059 is a ligand for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), and suppresses TCDD binding (IC50 of 4 μM) and AHR transformation (IC50 of 1 μM). PD98059 also inhibits Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus CalmetteGuerin (BCG)-induced autophagy.
  • HY-12031
    Inhibitor 99.41%
    U0126 (U0126-EtOH) is a potent, non-ATP competitive and selective MEK1 and MEK2 inhibitor, with IC50s of 72 nM and 58 nM, respectively. U0126 is an autophagy and mitophagy inhibitor.
  • HY-10254
    Inhibitor 99.95%
    Mirdametinib (PD0325901) is an orally active, selective and non-ATP-competitive MEK inhibitor with an IC50 of 0.33 nM. Mirdametinib exhibits a Kiapp of 1 nM against activated MEK1 and MEK2. Mirdametinib suppresses the expression of p-ERK1/2 and induces apoptosis. Mirdametinib has anti-cancer activity for a broad spectrum of human tumor xenografts.
  • HY-50706
    Inhibitor 99.87%
    Selumetinib (AZD6244) is selective, non-ATP-competitive oral MEK1/2 inhibitor, with an IC50 of 14 nM for MEK1. Selumetinib (AZD6244) inhibits ERK1/2 phosphorylation.
  • HY-153863
    Degrader 98.82%
    MS934 is a novel improved VHL-recruiting MEK 1/2 degrader. MS934 has anti-proliferation potency at inhibiting the growth of HT-29 cells with a GI50 value of 0.023 μM. MS934 can be used for the research of variety of human cancers, such as melanoma, nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC), colorectal cancer, primary brain tumors, and hepatocellular carcinoma.
  • HY-156625
    Inhibitor 98.25%
    Nedometinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting to MEK1. Nedometinib has antineoplastic effect and can be used for research in dermatosis, cutaneous fibroneuroma, neurofibromatosis.
  • HY-128634
    Anticancer agent 164
    CML-IN-1 (compound 7) is a potent anticancer agent. CML-IN-1 displays very good induced-apoptosis effect for human chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) cell line K562. CML-IN-1 exerts its effect via a significantly reduced protein phosphorylation of PI3K/Akt signal pathway. CML-IN-1 (compound 4) also inhibits cell proliferation by suppressing the MEK/ERK signaling pathway in colorectal cancer.
  • HY-13064
    Inhibitor 99.73%
    Cobimetinib (GDC-0973, RG7420) is a potent, selective and oral MEK1 inhibitor with an IC50 of 4.2 nM for MEK1.
  • HY-15202
    Inhibitor 99.50%
    Binimetinib (MEK162) is an oral and selective MEK1/2 inhibitor. Binimetinib (MEK162) inhibits MEK with an IC50 of 12 nM.
  • HY-10999A
    Trametinib (DMSO solvate)
    Inhibitor 99.74%
    Trametinib (DMSO solvate) (GSK-1120212 (DMSO solvate);JTP-74057 (DMSO solvate)) is an orally active MEK inhibitor that inhibits MEK1 and MEK2 with IC50s of about 2 nM. Trametinib (DMSO solvate) activates autophagy and induces apoptosis.
  • HY-108635
    Activator 99.48%
    C16-PAF (PAF (C16)), a phospholipid mediator, is a platelet-activating factor and ligand for PAF G-protein-coupled receptor (PAFR). C16-PAF exhibits anti-apoptotic effect and inhibits caspase-dependent death by activating the PAFR. C16-PAF is a potent MAPK and MEK/ERK activator. C16-PAF induces increased vascular permeability.
  • HY-B0185
    Inhibitor 99.96%
    Lidocaine (Lignocaine) inhibits sodium channels involving complex voltage and using dependence. Lidocaine decreases growth, migration and invasion of gastric carcinoma cells via up-regulating miR-145 expression and further inactivation of MEK/ERK and NF-κB signaling pathways. Lidocaine is an amide derivative and has potential for the research of ventricular arrhythmia.
  • HY-N0776
    Inhibitor 99.95%
    Isorhamnetin is a flavonoid compound extracted from the Chinese herb Hippophae rhamnoides L.. Isorhamnetin suppresses skin cancer through direct inhibition of MEK1 and PI3K.
  • HY-18652
    Inhibitor 98.99%
    Avutometinib (Ro 5126766) is a first-in-class dual MEK/RAF inhibitor that allosterically inhibits BRAFV600E, CRAF, MEK, and BRAF (IC50: 8.2, 56, 160 nM, and 190 nM, respectively).
  • HY-12042
    Inhibitor 99.88%
    Pimasertib (AS703026) is a highly selective, ATP non-competitive allosteric orally available MEK1/2 inhibitor.
  • HY-50295
    Inhibitor 99.86%
    CI-1040 (PD 184352) is an orally active, highly specific, small-molecule inhibitor of MEK with an IC50 of 17 nM for MEK1.
  • HY-12056
    Inhibitor 99.99%
    BIX02189 is a potent and selective MEK5 inhibitor with an IC50 of 1.5 nM. BIX02189 also inhibits ERK5 catalytic activity with an IC50 of 59 nM.
  • HY-19700
    Inhibitor 99.83%
    trans-Zeatin is a plant cytokinin, which plays an important role in cell growth, differentiation, and division; trans-Zeatin also inhibits UV-induced MEK/ERK activation.
  • HY-14691
    Inhibitor 99.82%
    Refametinib (BAY 869766; RDEA119) is an orally available, potent, non-ATP-competitive, selective, allosteric MEK1/MEK2 inhibitor with IC50s of 19 nM and 47 nM, respectively.
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