STRING 9.05 
MAPK7 [ENSP00000311005]
mitogen-activated protein kinase 7; Plays a role in various cellular processes such as proliferation, differentiation and cell survival. The upstream activator of MAPK7 is the MAPK kinase MAP2K5. Upon activation, it translocates to the nucleus and phosphorylates various downstream targets including MEF2C. EGF activates MAPK7 through a Ras- independent and MAP2K5-dependent pathway. May have a role in muscle cell differentiation. May be important for endothelial function and maintenance of blood vessel integrity. MAP2K5 and MAPK7 interact specifically with one another and not with MEK1/E [...]
GJA1 [ENSP00000282561]
gap junction protein, alpha 1, 43kDa; One gap junction consists of a cluster of closely packed pairs of transmembrane channels, the connexons, through which materials of low MW diffuse from one cell to a neighboring cell. May play a critical role in the physiology of hearing by participating in the recycling of potassium to the cochlear endolymph
Evidence suggesting a functional link:
Neighborhood in the Genome:  
none / insignificant.
Gene Fusions:  
none / insignificant.
Cooccurence Across Genomes:  
none / insignificant.
none / insignificant.
Experimental/Biochemical Data:   yes (score 0.846).  
Association in Curated Databases:   yes (score 0.800).  
Co-Mentioned in PubMed Abstracts:   yes (score 0.821).  
Combined Score:
Evidence for specific actions:
Binding:yes (score: 0.924)  
Post-translational modification:yes (score: 0.800)