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Genes Dev. 2009 Feb 15;23(4):397-418. doi: 10.1101/gad.1758709.

Genetic and cell biological analysis of integrin outside-in signaling.

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Department of Molecular Medicine, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried 82152, Germany.

Abstract

Integrins are cell surface transmembrane receptors that recognize and bind to extracellular matrix proteins and counter receptors. Binding of activated integrins to their ligands induces a vast number of structural and signaling changes within the cell. Large, multimolecular complexes assemble onto the cytoplasmic tails of activated integrins to engage and organize the cytoskeleton, and activate signaling pathways that ultimately lead to changes in gene expression. Additionally, integrin-mediated signaling intersects with growth factor-mediated signaling through various levels of cross-talk. This review discusses recent work that has tremendously broadened our understanding of the complexity of integrin-mediated signaling.

PMID:
19240129
DOI:
10.1101/gad.1758709
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