Noncompetitive inhibition of hepatocyte growth factor-dependent Met signaling by a phage-derived peptide.

Dysregulation of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)-induced signaling via its receptor tyrosine kinase Met results in tumor progression and metastasis. To initiate signaling, pro-HGF must be proteolytically activated to reveal a secondary Met binding site within the serine protease-like beta-chain of HGF. Although HGF/Met is a large complex, we sought to… CONTINUE READING