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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1991 Mar 15;88(6):2520-4.

Epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor T669 peptide kinase from 3T3-L1 cells is an EGF-stimulated "MAP" kinase.

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Ben May Institute, Chicago, IL.

Abstract

The epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor is both an activator and a target of growth factor-stimulated kinases involved in cellular signaling. Threonine-669 (T669) of the EGF receptor is phosphorylated in response to a wide variety of growth-modulating agents. MAP kinase is similarly phosphorylated as well as stimulated by growth activators, including EGF. To determine whether a MAP-type kinase is responsible for T669 kinase activity in EGF-stimulated 3T3-L1 cells, we partially purified and characterized the T669 peptide kinase. The results indicate that a MAP kinase phosphorylates the T669 peptide and raise the possibility that this enzyme may participate in a feedback loop, being activated by the EGF receptor and in turn phosphorylating the receptor.

PMID:
1848706
PMCID:
PMC51264
DOI:
10.1073/pnas.88.6.2520
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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