The regulation of TGFβ signal transduction
2009 (English)In: Development, ISSN 0950-1991, E-ISSN 1477-9129, Vol. 136, no 22, 3699-3714 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Transforming growth factor beta (TGFbeta) pathways are implicated in metazoan development, adult homeostasis and disease. TGFbeta ligands signal via receptor serine/threonine kinases that phosphorylate, and activate, intracellular Smad effectors as well as other signaling proteins. Oligomeric Smad complexes associate with chromatin and regulate transcription, defining the biological response of a cell to TGFbeta family members. Signaling is modulated by negative-feedback regulation via inhibitory Smads. We review here the mechanisms of TGFbeta signal transduction in metazoans and emphasize events crucial for embryonic development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 136, no 22, 3699-3714 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-109832DOI: 10.1242/dev.030338ISI: 000271100100002PubMedID: 19855013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-109832DiVA: diva2:274101