MAP3K7, Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 7
Enzyme Classification 18.104.22.168
Also Known as
M3K7_HUMAN, MAP3K7, TAK1
Serine/threonine kinase which acts as an essential component of the MAP kinase signal transduction pathway. Plays an important role in the cascades of cellular responses evoked by changes in the environment. Mediates signal transduction of TRAF6, various cytokines including interleukin-1 (IL-1), transforming growth factor-beta (TGFB), TGFB-related factors like BMP2 and BMP4, toll-like receptors (TLR), tumor necrosis factor receptor CD40 and B-cell receptor (BCR). Ceramides are also able to activate MAP3K7/TAK1. Once activated, acts as an upstream activator of the MKK/JNK signal transduction cascade and the p38 MAPK signal transduction cascade through the phosphorylation and activation of several MAP kinase kinases like MAP2K1/MEK1, MAP2K3/MKK3, MAP2K6/MKK6 and MAP2K7/MKK7. These MAP2Ks in turn activate p38 MAPKs, c-jun N-terminal kinases (JNKs) and I-kappa-B kinase complex (IKK). Both p38 MAPK and JNK pathways control the transcription factors activator protein-1 (AP-1), while nuclear factor-kappa B is activated by IKK. MAP3K7 activates also IKBKB and MAPK8/JNK1 in response to TRAF6 signaling and mediates BMP2-induced apoptosis. In osmotic stress signaling, plays a major role in the activation of MAPK8/JNK1, but not that of NF-kappa-B. Promotes TRIM5 capsid-specific restriction activity. Can form homodimer (PubMed:27426733). Binds both upstream activators and downstream substrates in multimolecular complexes. Interacts with TAB1/MAP3K7IP1, TAB2/MAP3K7IP2 and TAB3/MAP3K7IP3 (PubMed:10838074, PubMed:11460167, PubMed:12242293, PubMed:14670075, PubMed:16289117, PubMed:19675569, PubMed:8638164). Identified in the TRIKA2 complex composed of MAP3K7/TAK1, TAB1/MAP3K7IP1 and TAB2/MAP3K7IP2 (PubMed:11460167). Interacts with PPM1L and PPM1B/PP2CB (PubMed:11104763). Interaction with PP2A and PPP6C leads to its repressed activity (PubMed:17079228). Interacts with TRAF6 and TAB1/MAP3K7IP1; during IL-1 signaling (PubMed:10094049, PubMed:12242293). Interacts with TAOK1 and TAOK2; interaction with TAOK2 interferes with MAP3K7 interaction with IKKA, thus preventing NF-kappa-B activation (PubMed:16893890). Interacts with WDR34 (via WD domains) (PubMed:19521662). Interacts with CYLD and RBCK1 (PubMed:17449468, PubMed:17548520). Interacts with TGFBR1; induces MAP3K7/TAK1 activation by TRAF6 (PubMed:18758450). Interacts with MAPK8IP1 and SMAD6 (By similarity). Interacts with isoform 1 of VRK2 (PubMed:18286207). Interacts with DAB2; the interaction is induced by TGF-beta stimulation and may mediate TGF-beta stimulated JNK activation (PubMed:15894542). Interacts with TRIM5 (PubMed:21512573). Part of a complex containing ITCH, NDFIP1 and MAP3K7 (By similarity). Interacts with IFIT5; the interaction synergizes the recruitment of IKK to MAP3K7 and enhances IKK phosphorylation (PubMed:26334375). Interacts with PLEKHM1 (via N- and C-terminus) (By similarity). Interacts with TRIM8 (PubMed:22084099). Found in a complex with SH3RF1, RAC2, MAP2K7/MKK7, MAPK8IP1/JIP1, MAPK8/JNK1 and MAPK9/JNK2.