Journal article

The PEAK family of pseudokinases, their role in cell signalling and cancer

Onisha Patel, Michael J Roy, James M Murphy, Isabelle S Lucet

FEBS JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2019


The study of pseudokinases has uncovered that catalysis-independent functions play a critical role in cell signalling regulation. However, how pseudokinases dynamically assemble and regulate oncogenic signalling pathways remains, in most cases, unclear due to a limited knowledge of the structural determinants that are critical for their functions. Here, we review the recent progress made to unravel the role of the PEAK family of pseudokinases, which comprises SgK269, SgK223 and the recently identified PEAK3, in assembling specific oncogenic signalling pathways that contribute to the progression of several aggressive cancers. We focus on recent structural advances revealing that SgK269 and Sg..

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Awarded by NHMRC Project Grant


Awarded by NHMRC fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (to OP, MR and ISL). ISL acknowledges support from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. This work was supported by NHMRC Project Grant (1162058), NHMRC IRIISS 9000433 and Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Support Scheme. JMM was supported by NHMRC fellowship (1105754).