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Oncogene. 1997 Jan 9;14(1):17-34.

The PDGF receptor phosphorylates Tyr 138 in the c-Src SH3 domain in vivo reducing peptide ligand binding.

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Molecular Biology and Virology Laboratory, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, California 92037, USA.


Treatment of quiescent NIH3T3 cells with PDGF BB results in the transient activation and hyperphosphorylation of the protein-tyrosine kinase, c-Src. These effects correlate with novel serine and tyrosine phosphorylations in the N-terminal non-catalytic region of the molecule, which contains an SH3 and SH2 domain. In this study, a site of PDGF-induced tyrosine phosphorylation was mapped to Tyr 138 in the SH3 domain; Tyr 138 is exposed on the SH3 peptide binding surface. This same site is phosphorylated in vitro by the PDGF receptor when purified baculovirus-expressed c-Src is complexed with the activated receptor. Phosphorylation of Tyr 138 required association of c-Src with the PDGF receptor via its SH2 domain. When a c-Src Phe 138 mutant was stably expressed in Src- mouse fibroblasts, it was activated to the same extent as wild type c-Src following PDGF stimulation, indicating that phosphorylation of this site is not required for PDGF-mediated activation. However, Tyr 138 phosphorylation was found to diminish SH3 domain peptide ligand binding ability in vitro.

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