Proteomic approaches to the analysis of early events in colony-stimulating factor-1 signal transduction.

Yee Guide Yeung, E. Richard Stanley

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The exposure of cells to growth factors leads to the rapid tyrosine phosphorylation of proteins that play critical roles in initiating cellular responses. These proteins are associated with other nontyrosine-phosphorylated proteins. Together, they represent less than 0.02% of the total cellular protein. To study their functions in growth factor signaling it is necessary to establish their identity, post-translational modifications, and interactions. We have focused on the characterization of this group of proteins during the early response of macrophages to the macrophage growth factor, colony-stimulating factor-1 (CSF-1). We review here the development of approaches to analysis of the rapid CSF-1-induced changes in the CSF-1 receptor tyrosine kinase and phosphotyrosyl signaling complexes. Recent advances in mass spectrometry technology are greatly facilitating the characterization of such complexes. These methods strongly support and enhance genetic approaches that are being used to analyze the function of individual signaling components and pathways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1143-1155
Number of pages13
JournalMolecular & cellular proteomics : MCP
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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