Paul M. P. van Bergen en Henegouwen

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The extent to which ligand occupancy and dimerization contribute to erbB1 signaling is controversial. To examine this, we used two-color quantum-dot tracking for visualization of the homodimerization of human erbB1 and quantification of the dimer off-rate (k(off)) on living cells. Kinetic parameters were extracted using a three-state hidden Markov model to(More)
In this paper we demonstrate that cytoskeletons isolated from A431 cells have associated with them high activities of several kinases involved in inositol lipid metabolism, such as phosphatidylinositol kinase, phosphatidylinositol phosphate kinase, and diacylglycerol kinase. In addition also phospholipase C activity was detected on isolated cytoskeletons.(More)
PURPOSE The ∼15 kDa variable domains of camelid heavy-chain-only antibodies (called Nanobodies®) have the flexibility to be formatted as monovalent, monospecific, multivalent or multispecific single chain proteins with either fast or slow pharmacokinetics. We report the evaluation of the fast kinetic anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) Nanobody(More)
The hepatocyte growth factor receptor (HGFR, c-Met or Met) is a receptor tyrosine kinase that is involved in embryogenesis, tissue regeneration and wound healing. Abnormal activation of this proto-oncogene product is implicated in the development, progression and metastasis of many cancers. Current therapies directed against Met, such as ligand- or,(More)
Expression of the adaptor protein v-Crk in PC12 cells results in sustained activation of NGF signaling pathways and augmented neuritogenesis. However, the inhibitory effect of the v-Crk SH2 domain mutant on neurite elongation does not correlate with impaired Trk A dependent signaling events or gene induction. In contrast, immunofluorescence studies and(More)
Many cell types display two classes of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) as judged from EGF binding studies; i.e., a major class of low affinity EGFR and a minor class of high affinity EGFR. We have studied their respective contribution to the cascade of events elicited by EGF in human A431 carcinoma cells, using anti-EGFR mAb 2E9. This antibody(More)
In a number of recent studies it has been shown that in vivo part of the EGF receptor (EGFR) population is associated to the actin filament system. In this paper we demonstrate that the purified EGFR can be cosedimented with purified filamentous actin (F-actin) indicating a direct association between EGFR and actin. A truncated EGFR, previously shown not to(More)
Antibodies against receptors that undergo transcytosis across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) have been used as vectors to target drugs or therapeutic peptides into the brain. We have recently discovered a novel single domain antibody, FC5, which transmigrates across human cerebral endothelial cells in vitro and the BBB in vivo. The purpose of this study was(More)
Because the growth-associated protein B-50 (GAP-43) has been implicated in neurite outgrowth as well as in synaptic plasticity, we studied its light and electron microscopical distribution in the mouse olfactory bulb, an area of the nervous system which exhibits a high degree of synaptic plasticity. Immunofluorescent staining with monospecific(More)
MET has gained interest as a therapeutic target for a number of malignancies because of its involvement in tumorigenesis, invasion and metastasis. At present, a number of inhibitors, both antibodies against MET or its ligand hepatocyte growth factor, and small molecule MET tyrosine kinase inhibitors are in clinical trials. We here describe a novel variant(More)