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Cross-communication between different signalling systems allows the integration of the great diversity of stimuli that a cell receives under varying physiological situations. The transactivation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-dependent signalling pathways upon stimulation of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), which are critical for the(More)
Transduction of a mitogenic signal from the cell membrane to the nucleus involves the adapter proteins SHC and Grb2, which mediate activation of the Ras/mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase pathway. In contrast to receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs), the signalling steps leading to Ras/MAP kinase activation by G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are still(More)
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase recently was identified as providing a link to mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) in response to G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) agonists in Rat-1 fibroblasts. This cross-talk pathway is also established in other cell types such as HaCaT keratinocytes, primary mouse astrocytes and COS-7(More)
Aberrant signaling causes many diseases, and manipulating signaling pathways with kinase inhibitors has emerged as a promising area of drug research. Most kinase inhibitors target the conserved ATP-binding pocket; therefore specificity is a major concern. Proteomics has previously been used to identify the direct targets of kinase inhibitors upon affinity(More)
Protein kinases play important roles in tumor development and progression. A variety of members of this family of signal transduction enzymes serve as targets for therapeutic intervention in cancer. We have identified the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) AXL as a potential mediator of motility and invasivity of breast cancer cells. AXL is expressed in most(More)
Targeted inhibition of protein kinases with small molecule drugs has evolved into a viable approach for anticancer therapy. However, the true selectivity of these therapeutic agents has remained unclear. Here, we used a proteomic method to profile the cellular targets of the clinical epidermal growth factor receptor kinase inhibitor gefitinib. Our data(More)
We report a proteomics strategy to both identify and quantify cellular target protein interactions with externally introduced ligands. We determined dissociation constants for target proteins interacting with the ligand of interest by combining quantitative mass spectrometry with a defined set of affinity purification experiments. We demonstrate the general(More)
Bone marrow aspirates of 21 patients suffering from AML were collected. 21 patients were enrolled in the phase II clinical trial of AC220 monotherapy in AML with FLT3-ITD mutations at the Goethe University clinical trial (ACE, NCT00989261) are reported elsewhere (ref. 1, 2). Samples were collected pre-treatment. All patients gave informed consent according(More)
The survival motor neuron (SMN) complex is a macromolecular machine comprising 9 core proteins: SMN, Gemins2-8 and unrip in vertebrates. It performs tasks in RNA metabolism including the cytoplasmic assembly of spliceosomal small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particles (snRNPs). The SMN complex also localizes to the nucleus, where it accumulates in Cajal Bodies(More)
The four members of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR/ERBB) family form homo- and heterodimers which mediate ligand-specific regulation of many key cellular processes in normal and cancer tissues. While signaling through the EGFR has been extensively studied on the molecular level, signal transduction through ERBB3/ERBB4 heterodimers is less well(More)
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