Peter W Janes

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The role of lipid rafts in T cell antigen receptor (TCR) signaling was investigated using fluorescence microscopy. Lipid rafts labeled with cholera toxin B subunit (CT-B) and cross-linked into patches displayed characteristics of rafts isolated biochemically, including detergent resistance and colocalization with raft-associated proteins. LCK, LAT, and the(More)
The Eph family of receptor tyrosine kinases and their ephrin ligands are mediators of cell-cell communication. Cleavage of ephrin-A2 by the ADAM10 membrane metalloprotease enables contact repulsion between Eph- and ephrin-expressing cells. How ADAM10 interacts with ephrins in a regulated manner to cleave only Eph bound ephrin molecules remains unclear. The(More)
Eph receptor tyrosine kinases and their ephrin ligands regulate cell navigation during normal and oncogenic development. Signaling of Ephs is initiated in a multistep process leading to the assembly of higher-order signaling clusters that set off bidirectional signaling in interacting cells. However, the structural and mechanistic details of this assembly(More)
Members of the c-erbB family have been implicated in poor prognosis in breast cancer. Given the propensity for heterodimerisation within the erbB family, the pattern of co-expression of these receptors is likely to be as functionally important as aberrant expression of any given receptor alone. Therefore, the patterns of expression of the receptors,(More)
Screening of a human breast epithelial cell cDNA library with the tyrosine-phosphorylated C terminus of the epidermal growth factor receptor identified a novel member of the GRB7 gene family, designated GRB14. In addition to a pleckstrin homology domain-containing central region homologous to the Caenorhabditis elegans protein F10E9.6/mig 10 and a(More)
Plasma membranes of many cell types contain domains enriched in specific lipids and cholesterol, called lipid rafts. In T lymphocytes, key T cell antigen receptor (TCR) signalling molecules associate with rafts, and disrupting raft-association of certain of these abrogates TCR signalling. The TCR itself associates with lipid rafts, and TCR cross-linking(More)
Eph receptors and their cell membrane-bound ephrin ligands regulate cell positioning and thereby establish or stabilize patterns of cellular organization. Although it is recognized that ephrin clustering is essential for Eph function, mechanisms that relay information of ephrin density into cell biological responses are poorly understood. We demonstrate by(More)
Numerous studies attest to essential roles for Eph receptors and their ephrin ligands in controlling cell positioning and tissue patterning during normal and oncogenic development. These studies suggest multiple, sometimes contradictory, functions of Eph-ephrin signalling, which under different conditions can promote either spreading and cell-cell adhesion(More)
The Src homology 2 (SH2) domain-containing protein Grb7 and the erbB2 receptor tyrosine kinase are overexpressed in a subset of human breast cancers. They also co-immunoprecipitate from cell lysates and associate directly in vitro. Whereas the Grb7 SH2 domain binds strongly to erbB2, the SH2 domain of Grb14, a protein closely related to Grb7, does not. We(More)
Heregulin-mediated activation of particular erbB receptor combinations was used as a model system to investigate the interaction of erbB3 and erbB4 with the adaptor protein growth factor receptor-bound (Grb)7. In human breast cancer cell lines, co-immunoprecipitation of Grb7 with both receptors was detected upon heregulin stimulation. This association was(More)