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Functional implication of the interaction between EGF receptor and c-Src
Tzeng-Horng Leu1,Ming-Chei Maa1
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Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan 70101, ROC. tzengleu@mail.ncku.edu.tw
DOI: 10.2741/980 Volume 8 Issue 6, pp.28-38
Published: 01 January 2003
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biology and medicine of ErbB tyrosine kinases)
Abstract

EGF receptor (EGFR) and c-Src are the prototypes that individually represent the receptor and nonreceptor tyrosine kinases respectively. Accumulated evidence reveals the association between EGF-activated EGFR and c-Src that leads to activation of both kinases. Importantly, their mutual interaction is required for many EGFR-mediated cellular functions including proliferation, migration, survival and EGFR endocytosis. Interestingly, activation of c-Src and its association with transactivated EGFR is also observed in cells stimulated with non-EGF agonists. This review will not only discuss the structure, function and regulation of these two tyrosine kinases, but also will summarize our current knowledge of the molecular mechanisms depicting the cellular events that require their participation.

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Tzeng-Horng Leu, Ming-Chei Maa. Functional implication of the interaction between EGF receptor and c-Src. Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark. 2003. 8(6); 28-38.