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GPCRs and EGFR – Cross-talk of membrane receptors in cancer

GPCRs and EGFR – Cross-talk of membrane receptors in cancer
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and receptor-tyrosine kinases (RTKs) are two important classes of cell surface receptors proven to be highly tractable as drug targets. Both receptor classes are involved in various complex (patho-) physiological processes in the human body including cellular growth and differentiation. More recently, accumulating data suggest that GPCR-induced activation of EGFR, the prototyp of RTKs represents a major mechanism in various cancers. The present review will focus on this cross-talk with particular emphasis on intracellular scaffold proteins regulating EGFR transactivation. It will give an overview about the current status of the research and future directions, highlight recent trends in the field, and discuss the potential of therapeutic strategies combining GPCR and EGFR targeting on the one hand and specific targeting of the cross-talk on the other hand in cancer therapy.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0960894X17306959

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