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In the lactating breast, ERBB4 localizes to the nuclei of secretory epithelium while regulating activities of the signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 5A transcription factor essential for milk-gene expression. We have identified an intrinsic ERBB4 NLS (residues 676-684) within the ERBB4 intracellular domain (4ICD) that is essential for(More)
ERBB4/HER4 (referred to here as ERBB4) is a unique member of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family of receptor tyrosine kinases. In contrast to the other three members of the EGFR family (i.e., EGFR, ERBB2/HER2/NEU, and ERBB3), which are associated with aggressive forms of human cancers, ERBB4 expression seems to be selectively lost in tumors(More)
Transmembrane receptors typically transmit cellular signals following growth factor stimulation by coupling to and activating downstream signaling cascades. Reports of proteolytic processing of cell surface receptors to release an intracellular domain (ICD) has raised the possibility of novel signaling mechanisms directly mediated by the receptor ICD. The(More)
In the normal breast, ERBB4 regulates epithelial differentiation and functions as a nuclear chaperone for signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 5A, thereby stimulating milk-gene expression. In addition, ERBB4 functions as a proapoptotic protein, suppressing the growth of malignant cells. We hypothesize that these ERBB4 activities can be(More)