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EMBO J. 1994 Jun 1;13(11):2574-82.

Growth factor-induced binding of dynamin to signal transduction proteins involves sorting to distinct and separate proline-rich dynamin sequences.

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Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble, France.


Dynamin, a 100 kDa GTPase, is critical for endocytosis, synaptic transmission and neurogenesis. Endocytosis accompanies receptor processing and plays an essential role in attenuating receptor tyrosine kinase signal transduction. Dynamin has been demonstrated to be involved in the endocytic processing at the cell surface and may play a general role in coupling receptor activation to endocytosis. Src homology (SH) domain dependent protein-protein interactions are important to tyrosine kinase receptor signal transduction. The C-terminus of dynamin contains two clusters of SH3 domain binding proline motifs; these motifs may interact with known SH3 domain proteins during tyrosine kinase receptor activation. We demonstrate here that SH3 domain-containing signal transduction proteins, such as phospholipase C gamma-1 (PLC gamma-1), do indeed bind to dynamin in a growth factor inducible manner. The induction of PLC gamma-1 binding to dynamin occurs within minutes of the addition of platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) to cells. Binding of these signal transduction proteins to dynamin involves specific sorting to individual proline motif clusters and appears to be responsible for co-immunoprecipitation of tyrosine phosphorylated PDGF receptors with dynamin following PDGF stimulation of mammalian cells. The binding of dynamin to SH3 domain-containing proteins may therefore be important for formation of the protein complex required for the endocytic processing of activated tyrosine kinase receptors.

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