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[Cell Signaling] Cell-Cell Contact and Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling

The behavior of cells within tissues is governed by the activities of adhesion receptors that provide spatial cues and transmit forces through intercellular junctions, and by growth-factor receptors, particularly receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs), that respond to biochemical signals from the environment. Coordination of these two activities is essential for the patterning and polarized migration of cells during morphogenesis and for homeostasis in mature tissues; loss of this coordination is a hallmark of developing cancer and driver of metastatic progression. Although much is known about the individual functions of adhesion and growth factor receptors, we have a surprisingly superficial understanding of the mechanisms by which their activities are coordinated.

Autoren:   Christine Chiasson-MacKenzie; Andrea I. McClatchey
Journal:   CSH Perspectives
Band:   10
Ausgabe:   6
Jahrgang:   2018
Seiten:   a029215
DOI:   10.1101/cshperspect.a029215
Erscheinungsdatum:   01.06.2018
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