Special Issue "Receptor Tyrosine Kinases"
A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2013)
Dr. Sassan Hafizi
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Division of Pharmacology, University of Portsmouth, St. Michael's Building, White Swan Road, Portsmouth PO1 2DT, UK
Phone: +44 0 2392 842665
Fax: +44 0 2392 843565
Interests: epigenetics; focal adhesion proteins; receptor tyrosine kinases; cell signalling; vitamin K; cancer; myelin; multiple sclerosis; brain tumours; renal carcinoma; cytoskeleton; cell migration
Since the earliest discoveries of growth factors in the 1950s and of transmembrane receptors for these factors that possess protein tyrosine kinase activity in the 1970s, the body of knowledge on receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) has increased appreciably. The uniqueness in structure and ligand-binding specificities of the ectodomain of RTKs determines their subclassification, and today we know of the existence of around 20 different RTK classes, with a number and diversity of ligands that is ever increasing. Despite this diversity, RTKs continue to together represent a major group of molecules that play important roles in both health and disease. Normal RTK function is associated with development, cell and tissue growth and differentiation and cell-cell and cell-matrix interaction, whereas RTK overactivity and/or overexpression is a common feature in many cancers. However, novel aspects to RTK structure and function are increasingly becoming apparent as more research is being done. Amongst these include ligand-dependent and -independent mechanisms of activation, alternative and unexpected receptor clustering patterns, spatial and temporal control of RTK signalling, intracellular RTK functions, RTKs as entry gateways for pathogens, and as highly attractive candidates in target-specific cancer therapy. The aim with this Special Issue of Cells is to offer an Open Access collection of scholarly reviews on the forefront of research on RTKs that covers all of the above aspects and more. We hope to provide a stimulating resource that will inform the student and the academic on the breadth and diversity of RTK biology. This is a field that is sure to maintain a high level of interest and research activity from both academic and industrial sectors with interests in science and medicine well into the future.
Dr. Sassan Hafizi
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- receptor tyrosine kinases
- growth factor
- signal transduction
- spatial and temporal signalling
- tyrosine kinase domain
- transmembrane domain
- RTK class
- docking protein
- monoclonal antibodies
- small molecule inhibitors
- anti-cancer drug resistance
Cells 2014, 3(2), 657-659; doi:10.3390/cells3020657
Received: 11 June 2014; Accepted: 12 June 2014 / Published: 20 June 2014| PDF Full-text (143 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: Systems Analysis of Drug-Induced Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Reprogramming Following Targeted Mono- and Combination Anti-Cancer Therapy
Cells 2014, 3(2), 563-591; doi:10.3390/cells3020563
Received: 31 March 2014; in revised form: 14 May 2014 / Accepted: 19 May 2014 / Published: 10 June 2014| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (1568 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Article: Endosome-to-Plasma Membrane Recycling of VEGFR2 Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Regulates Endothelial Function and Blood Vessel Formation
Cells 2014, 3(2), 363-385; doi:10.3390/cells3020363
Received: 2 December 2013; in revised form: 4 March 2014 / Accepted: 17 March 2014 / Published: 29 April 2014| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (1278 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Cells 2014, 3(2), 304-330; doi:10.3390/cells3020304
Received: 6 March 2014; in revised form: 10 April 2014 / Accepted: 11 April 2014 / Published: 22 April 2014| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (297 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Cells 2014, 3(2), 199-235; doi:10.3390/cells3020199
Received: 18 December 2013; in revised form: 12 March 2014 / Accepted: 21 March 2014 / Published: 4 April 2014| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (398 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Cells 2014, 3(1), 129-149; doi:10.3390/cells3010129
Received: 11 December 2013; in revised form: 11 February 2014 / Accepted: 12 February 2014 / Published: 19 February 2014| Cited by 4 | PDF Full-text (502 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: Unlocking Doors without Keys: Activation of Src by Truncated C-terminal Intracellular Receptor Tyrosine Kinases Lacking Tyrosine Kinase Activity
Cells 2014, 3(1), 92-111; doi:10.3390/cells3010092
Received: 22 November 2013; in revised form: 7 February 2014 / Accepted: 7 February 2014 / Published: 14 February 2014| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (793 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: When Good Turns Bad: Regulation of Invasion and Metastasis by ErbB2 Receptor Tyrosine Kinase
Cells 2014, 3(1), 53-78; doi:10.3390/cells3010053
Received: 25 November 2013; in revised form: 14 January 2014 / Accepted: 20 January 2014 / Published: 27 January 2014| Cited by 2 | PDF Full-text (529 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Cells 2013, 2(4), 751-767; doi:10.3390/cells2040751
Received: 29 October 2013; in revised form: 19 November 2013 / Accepted: 27 November 2013 / Published: 6 December 2013| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (488 KB) | HTML Full-text
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Last update: 10 June 2014