Identification of 14-3-3ζ as an EGF receptor interacting protein

M.P. Oksvold, H.S. Huitfeldt, Wallace Langdon

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The 14-3-3 proteins are known to interact with a number of proteins involved in the regulation of cell signaling. Here, we describe an association of 14-3-3ζ with the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) that is rapidly induced by EGF. The 1028-EGFR truncated mutant which lacks the cytoplasmic tail from amino acids 1029–1186 identified the binding site for 14-3-3 to be between amino acid 1028 and the receptor carboxyl terminus. Mutational deletion of serine residues 1046, 1047, 1057 and 1142 did not inhibit EGF-induced 14-3-3 association with the receptor. Immunofluorescence microscopy indicated an EGF-induced co-localization of EGFR and HA-14-3-3ζ along the plasma membrane. Our finding adds to the growing complexity of EGF receptor signaling and indicates a role for 14-3-3 proteins in EGF receptor signaling or regulation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-210
JournalFEBS Letters
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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