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Erythropoietin induces activation of Stat5 through association with specific tyrosines on the receptor that are not required for a mitogenic response. Mol Cell Biol 1996 Apr;16(4):1622-31



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2-s2.0-0029866781   238 Citations


The cytoplasmic domain of the erythropoietin receptor (EpoR) contains a membrane-distal region that is dispensable for mitogenesis but is required for the recruitment and tyrosine phosphorylation of a variety of signaling proteins. The membrane-proximal region of 96 amino acids is necessary and sufficient for mitogenesis as well as Jak2 activation, induction of c-fos, c-myc, cis, the T-cell receptor gamma locus (TCR-gamma), and c-pim-1. The studies presented here demonstrate that this region is also necessary and sufficient for the activation of Stat5A and Stat5B. The membrane-proximal domain contains a single tyrosine, Y-343, which when mutated eliminates the ability of the receptor to couple Epo binding to the activation of Stat5. Furthermore, peptide competitions demonstrate that this site, when phosphorylated, can disrupt Stat5 DNA binding activity, consistent with a role of Y-343 as a site of recruitment to the receptor. Cells expressing the truncated, Y343F mutant (a mutant with a Y-to-F alteration at position 343) proliferate in response to Epo in a manner comparable to that of the controls. However, in these cells, Epo stimulation does not induce the appearance of transcripts for cis, TCR-gamma, or c-fos, suggesting a role for Stat5 in their regulation.

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Quelle FW, Wang D, Nosaka T, Thierfelder WE, Stravopodis D, Weinstein Y, Ihle JN


Demin Wang PhD Assistant Professor in the Microbiology and Immunology department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Amino Acid Sequence
Cell Division
Cell Line
DNA-Binding Proteins
Enzyme Activation
Janus Kinase 2
Milk Proteins
Molecular Sequence Data
Protein-Tyrosine Kinases
Proto-Oncogene Proteins
Receptors, Antigen, T-Cell, gamma-delta
Receptors, Erythropoietin
STAT5 Transcription Factor
Tumor Suppressor Proteins
jenkins-FCD Prod-469 c3fc8ab87196149f9b23743c01b947d47e7319e5