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FEBS Lett. 2004 Nov 19;577(3):555-62.

Catalytic domains of tyrosine kinases determine the phosphorylation sites within c-Cbl.

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  • 1Department of Hematology & Medical Oncology, Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, L592 Portland, OR 97239, USA.

Abstract

Catalytic (SH1) domains of protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) demonstrate specificity for peptide substrates. Whether SH1 domains differentiate between tyrosines in a physiological substrate has not been confirmed. Using purified proteins, we studied the ability of Syk, Fyn, and Abl to differentiate between tyrosines in a common PTK substrate, c-Cbl. We found that each kinase produced a distinct pattern of c-Cbl phosphorylation, which altered the phosphotyrosine-dependent interactions between c-Cbl and CrkL or phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase (PI3-K). Our data support the concept that SH1 domains determine the final sites of phosphorylation once PTKs reach their target proteins.

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