Association of the c-erbB-2 oncogene product with the cadherin-catenin complex has been demonstrated in human cancer cell lines. Although β-catenin and plakoglobin have been proven to be crucial for the association, no previous study has shown whether the interactions are direct or indirect. In the present study, the c-erbB-2 gene product was shown by far-Western blotting analysis to associate directly with both β-catenin and plakoglobin through its cytoplasmic domain core region, which showed extensive homology with epidermal growth factor receptor. These data suggest that c-erbB-2-induced signaling is also directly liked to the cadherin-mediated cell adhesion and "invasion-suppressor" system through β-catenin and plakoglobin in cancers.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1995 Mar 28|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology