Phosphorylation of β-catenin, an intracytoplasmic cadherin-binding protein, causes disruption of the cadherin-mediated cell adhesion system in cancer cells. A 185-kDa phosphorylated protein, identified as the c-erbB-2 gene product, was co-immunoprecipitated with the E-cadherin-catenin complex. Association of the c-erbB-2 gene product with the cadherin-catenin complex was proved to be mediated through β-catenin and plakoglobin using an in vitro protein-protein precipitation system. These results indicate that the c-erbB-2 gene product associates with catenins and may regulate the cell adhesion and invasive growth of cancer.
|Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
|Published - 1994 11月 30
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