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What are the 2 types of tyrosine kinases?

1. Receptors
2. Receptor-associated


List 5 receptor tyrosine kinases.

1. Insulin receptor
2. IGF-1 receptor
3. Nerve growth factor receptor
4. Epidermal growth factor receptor
5. Platelet derived growth factor
+ many more growth factor receptors


What must be true of receptor associated tyrosine kinases?

They are soluble in the cytoplasm


What do the receptor tyrosine kinases have in common? 3 parts

1. 1 single transmembrane domain
2. Elaborate, large, and globular extracellular domain
3. Intracellular tyrosine kinase catalytic domain


Where is the catalytic domain of receptor tyrosine kinases located?

Proximal to the membrane on the cytosolic side


Describe the 4 steps of receptor tyrosine kinase activation.

1. Ligand binding induces receptor dimerization through various mechanisms
2. Dimerization activates the tyrosine kinase domain of the receptor by moving the regulatory binding from the active site
3. Tyrosine kinase INTERmolecularly trans-autophosphorylates the receptor mostly OUTSIDE of the catalytic domain
4. Substrate phosphorylation


Which ONLY receptor tyrosine kinase is a dimer? How?

What is also unique about this receptor's functioning?

Insulin receptor is covalently dimerized

Also phosphorylates insulin receptor substrates (IRS) on tyrosines, creating even more phosphotyrosine binding sites, on top of the usual binding sites on the receptor itself


Is the trans-auto-phosphorylation of receptor tyrosine kinase necessary for proper substrate phosphorylation?



What is the most fundamental difference between tyrosine kinases signaling strategies and Ser/Thr kinases signaling strategies?

- Ser/Thr kinases: presence of P on substrates results in a conformational change which activates or inactivates(couple of exceptions)

- Tyr kinases: some small conformational changes, but mainly the cytosolic phosphotyrosines serve as binding sites for phosphotyrosine binding proteins


What are 3 examples of phosphotyrosine binding proteins?

1. PI3-K using a p85 adaptor
2. GAP = GTPase Activating Protein
3. PLPC-gamma


Describe the specificity of the phosphotyrosine binding sites and give a supporting argument.

Each binding protein has a VERY specific recognition 5 AA sequence including the phosphotyrosine

Synthetic peptides, as short as 5 AAs, containing a P-tyrosine can block binding to SPECIFIC binding sites on the receptor


Why did researchers originally think the tyrosine kinases had low affinity and specificity? How is this overcome by the tyrosine kinase?

Because they have low affinity and specificity at their catalytic site, not their phosphotyrosine binding sites:

- Deal with lack of specificity by having the high specificity at the 5 AA sequences

- Deal with lack of affinity by bringing in the substrates to the enzyme, creating an artificially high substrate concentration to work with the high Km of the catalytic site


What parts of the phosphotyrosine binding proteins bind to the binding sites?

Src homology 2 domains (SH2)


2 types of receptor associated protein tyrosine kinases?

1. Src
2. Jak/STAT


To what kind of receptors do receptor associated protein tyrosine kinases bind? 6 examples?

Cytokine receptors

Eg: GH receptor, prolactin receptor, interferon receptor, erythropoietin receptor, G-CSF receptor, IL receptors


To what do the receptor associated protein tyrosine kinases bind on the receptors?

Tyrosine kinase binding domain on the cytosolic side


Do receptors that receptor associated protein tyrosine kinases bind to also form dimers?



Describe the 4 steps of receptor associated tyrosine kinase activation. (2 options for the first 2 steps)

1. Ligand binding induces receptor dimerization through various mechanisms
2. Dimerization recruits a tyrosine kinase binding to the receptor
1. Tyrosine kinases already bound to each receptor
2. Ligand binding induces receptor dimerization

3. Tyrosine kinases INTERmolecularly trans-autophosphorylate each other and then the receptor mostly OUTSIDE of the catalytic domain
4. Substrate phosphorylation (same process as receptor tyrosine kinases)


What is another name for the JAK kinases?

Janus kinases


How many kinase catalytic domains do Janus kinases have? What to note though?

2 (only 1 is particularly active though)


Do the receptor associated tyrosine kinases have an SH2 domain? What to note though?

Yes, but that is not what they use to bind the receptor (use dimerization type domains instead)


What are the 4 subtypes of JAK kinases?

1. Tyk2
2. Jak1
3. Jak2
4. Jak3


What is particular about Jak3?

Tissue specific: expressed in myeloid and lymphoid tissues


What does substrate specificity for receptor associated tyrosine kinases depend on?

The nature of the 2 tyrosine kinases in the dimer


What is the main difference between the activity of the receptor tyrosine kinases and the receptor associated tyrosine kinases?

The receptor associated ones first trans-auto-phosphorylate each other before trans-auto-phosphorylating the receptor


What are STAT proteins?

Signal Transducers and Activators of Transcription


How do STAT proteins work? 4 steps

1. SH2 domain containing proteins and are recruited to phosphotyrosines binding sites created by Jaks or srcs
2. Tyrosine kinases phosphorylate the STAT proteins
3. STATs dissociate from the receptor and dimerize via their SH2 domains binding to the phosphotyrosine on the other STAT
4. STAT dimer migrates to the nucleus and other gene regulatory proteins bind to it


What are srcs? How do they work?

Same role and functioning as Jak

SH2 domain containing tyrosine kinases that are implicated in many cancers


Can Jak and src dimerize together?



Can srcs also recruit STATs?