Receptor tyrosine kinase transmembrane domain interactions: potential target for "interceptor" therapy.

Signaling by receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) involves ligand-induced dimerization of receptors within the plasma membrane, triggering subsequent downstream signaling events. Although the transmembrane domains play an important role in dimerization, the importance of their interactions in transmembrane signaling is not clearly understood. Here, I highlight… CONTINUE READING