Carboxyl methylation of Ras regulates membrane targeting and effector engagement.

Abstract

Post-translational modification of Ras proteins includes prenylcysteine-directed carboxyl methylation. Because Ras participates in Erk activation by epidermal growth factor (EGF), we tested whether Ras methylation regulates Erk activation. EGF stimulation of Erk was inhibited by AFC (N-acetyl-S-farnesyl-L-cysteine), an inhibitor of methylation, but not AGC… (More)

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