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ErbB tyrosine kinase receptors mediate mitogenic signal cascade by binding a variety of ligands and recruiting the different cassettes of adaptor proteins. In the present study, we examined heregulin (HRG)-induced signal transduction of ErbB4 receptor and found that the phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase (PI3K)-Akt pathway negatively regulated the extracellular(More)
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)
Using deep sequencing (deepCAGE), the FANTOM4 study measured the genome-wide dynamics of transcription-start-site usage in the human monocytic cell line THP-1 throughout a time course of growth arrest and differentiation. Modeling the expression dynamics in terms of predicted cis-regulatory sites, we identified the key transcription regulators, their(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)
ErbB receptor ligands, epidermal growth factor (EGF) and heregulin (HRG), induce dose-dependent transient and sustained intracellular signaling, proliferation, and differentiation of MCF-7 breast cancer cells, respectively. In an effort to delineate the ligand-specific cell determination mechanism, we investigated time course gene expressions induced by EGF(More)
β-HCH is known to be a poor agonist for the estrogen receptor (ER), and yet it has been shown to act like an estrogen in stimulating foci formation in MCF-7 cells. We investigated the reason for such an action of β-HCH, using a rat prolactin-luciferase reporter system transfected to MCF-7 cells. We found that the presence of c-Neu (erbB2), ER and ERE is(More)
Activated receptor tyrosine kinases bind the Shc adaptor protein through its N-terminal phosphotyrosine-binding (PTB) and C-terminal Src homology 2 (SH2) domains. After binding, Shc is phosphorylated within the central collagen-homology (CH) linker region on Tyr-317, a residue remote to both the PTB and SH2 domains. Shc phosphorylation plays a pivotal role(More)
We studied the interactions between the SH2 domain of growth factor receptor binding protein 2 (Grb2) and ErbB receptor-derived phosphotyrosyl peptides using molecular dynamics, free energy calculations, and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) analysis. Binding free energies for nine phosphotyrosyl peptides were calculated using the MM-PBSA continuum solvent(More)
Ligand-activated and tyrosine-phosphorylated ErbB3 receptor binds to the SH2 domain of the p85 subunit of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase and initiates intracellular signaling. Here, we studied the interactions between the N- (N-SH2) and C- (C-SH2) terminal SH2 domains of the p85 subunit of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase and eight ErbB3 receptor-derived(More)