Galina Bogatcheva

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Autocrine, paracrine, and juxtacrine are recognized modes of action for mammalian EGFR ligands including EGF, TGF-α (TGFα), amphiregulin (AREG), heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor (HB-EGF), betacellulin, epiregulin, and epigen. We identify a new mode of EGFR ligand signaling via exosomes. Human breast and colorectal cancer cells release exosomes(More)
The cytoplasmic domain of the transforming growth factor-alpha precursor (proTGFalpha) contains a C-terminal PSD-95/SAP90, Discs Large, and Zona Occludens-1 (PDZ) recognition motif (TVV). By yeast two-hybrid screening of a mouse embryo library, we have found that a third member of a family of PDZ-containing proteins, membrane associated guanylate kinase(More)
Establishment and maintenance of apico-basolateral trafficking pathways are critical to epithelial homeostasis. Loss of polarity and trafficking fidelity are thought to occur as a consequence of transformation; however, here we report that selective mistrafficking of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) ligand epiregulin (EREG) from the basolateral(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The epidermal growth factor (EGF) peptide family includes six closely-related proteins, all of which bind to the EGF receptor. In the intestinal epithelium, transforming growth factor alpha (TGFalpha) appears to be the most physiological ligand for the EGF receptor. The present studies were designed to examine the effect of TGFalpha(More)
Directed delivery of EGF receptor (EGFR) ligands to the apical or basolateral surface is a crucial regulatory step in the initiation of EGFR signaling in polarized epithelial cells. Herein, we show that the EGFR ligand betacellulin (BTC) is preferentially sorted to the basolateral surface of polarized MDCK cells. By using sequential truncations and(More)
We previously reported that single cells from a human colorectal cancer (CRC) cell line (HCA-7) formed either hollow single-layered polarized cysts or solid spiky masses when plated in 3D in type-I collagen. To begin in-depth analyses into whether clonal cysts and spiky masses possessed divergent properties, individual colonies of each morphology were(More)
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