Journal article

Unravelling the molecular complexity of GPCR-mediated EGFR transactivation using functional genomics approaches

Amee J George, Ross D Hannan, Walter G Thomas

FEBS JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2013

Abstract

To influence physiology and pathophysiology, G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) have evolved to appropriate additional signalling modalities, such as activation of adjacent membrane receptors. Epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs) mediate growth and remodelling actions of GPCRs, although the precise network of gene products and molecular cascades linking GPCRs to EGFRs (termed EGFR transactivation) remains incomplete. In this review, we describe the current view of GPCR-EGFR transactivation, identifying the established models of receptor cross-talk. We consider the limitations in our current knowledge, and propose that recent advances in molecular and cell biology technology, including ..

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