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EMBO J. 1994 Jun 15;13(12):2831-41.

Identification of c-erbB-3 binding sites for phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase and SHC using an EGF receptor/c-erbB-3 chimera.

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Molecular Oncology Laboratory, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK.


c-erbB-3 is a member of the type I (EGF receptor-related) family of growth factor receptors for which no ligand has been identified. To facilitate ligand stimulation we have constructed a chimeric receptor which possesses an activatable kinase and promotes the growth of NIH 3T3 fibroblasts. In this study we have shown that SHC and phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase bind to the activated EGF receptor/c-erbB-3 chimera. Whereas p85 is not phosphorylated to a significant extent, SHC appears to be a major substrate for phosphorylation on tyrosine. In contrast to EGF receptor and c-erbB-2, we were unable to detect binding of activated c-erbB-3 to GRB2. Using synthetic peptides corresponding to each of 13 potential phosphorylation sites on c-erbB-3, we have shown that tyrosine 1309 is responsible for SHC binding. Peptides containing the motif YXXM inhibit p85 association. By comparison with recently reported SHC binding sites on Middle T antigen and Trk we have identified a SHC binding motif, NPXY.

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