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In this paper, we propose a new method for the inference of S-system models of large-scale genetic networks from the observed time-series data of gene expression patterns. The proposed method employs a technique to decompose the genetic network inference problem into several subproblems. The S-system parameters are estimated by solving these decomposed(More)
Deregulation of ErbB signaling plays a key role in the progression of multiple human cancers. To help understand ErbB signaling quantitatively, in this work we combine traditional experiments with computational modeling, building a model that describes how stimulation of all four ErbB receptors with epidermal growth factor (EGF) and heregulin (HRG) leads to(More)
Heregulin beta-1 (HRG) is an extracellular ligand that activates mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and phosphatidylinositol-3-OH kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling pathways through ErbB receptors. MAPK and Akt have been shown to phosphorylate the estrogen receptor (ER) at Ser-118 and Ser-167, respectively, thereby mimicking the effects of estrogenic activity(More)
The Src homology 2 (SH2) and collagen domain protein Shc plays a pivotal role in signaling via tyrosine kinase receptors, including epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Shc binding to phospho-tyrosine residues on activated receptors is mediated by the SH2 and phospho-tyrosine binding (PTB) domains. Subsequent phosphorylation on Tyr-317 within the Shc(More)
Ligand-induced homo- and hetero-dimer formation of ErbB receptors results in different biological outcomes irrespective of recruitment and activation of similar effector proteins. Earlier experimental research indicated that cells expressing both EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) and the ErbB4 receptor (E1/4 cells) induced E1/4 cell-specific B-Raf(More)
The adapter protein CRKL is required for the normal development of multiple tissues that rely on fibroblast growth factor 8 (FGF8). The precise role of CRKL in receptor signaling has been unclear, however. To address this issue, we first modeled the three-dimensional structure of CRKL by molecular dynamics. By taking advantage of structural simulations, we(More)