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Cell Signal May 1, 2001; 13 (5): 363-8.

Transduction cascades initiated by fibroblast growth factor 1 on Xenopus oocytes expressing MDA-MB-231 mRNAs. Role of Grb2, phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase, Src tyrosine kinase, and phospholipase Cgamma.

Browaeys-Poly E , Cailliau K , Vilain JP .

Xenopus oocytes expressing fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs) from the hormone-independent breast cancer cells, MDA-MB-231, are used as a biological system to analyze the signalling cascades initiated by FGF1. FGF1 induces ERK2 phosphorylation and G2/M transition. These events are dependent on the Shc/Grb2/Ras pathway, on Src and PI3Kinase (PI3K), as shown by the use of SH2 domains or dominant negative proteins, and on PLC gamma and calcium as demonstrated by a PLC gamma inhibitory peptide and BAPTA-AM. FGF1 mobilizes Ins(1,4,5)P3-sensitive calcium stores, as recorded through the inhibition by caffeine of a chloride calcium-dependent current in expressing oocytes. This study shows that the transduction cascades induced by FGF1 on FGFRs from MDA-MB-231 cells represent the sum of Ras, Src, PI3K, and PLC gamma pathways. It emphasizes the mitogenic effect of the PLC gamma-calcium cascade.

PubMed ID: 11369518
Article link: Cell Signal

Species referenced: Xenopus
Genes referenced: fgf1 grb2 mapk1 pik3ca src