Spatially distributed cell signalling
|Title:||Spatially distributed cell signalling||Authors:||Kholodenko, Boris N.||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5042||Date:||Dec-2009||Abstract:||Emerging evidence indicates that complex spatial gradients and (micro)domains of signalling activities arise from distinct cellular localization of opposing enzymes, such as a kinase and phosphatase, in signal transduction cascades. Often, an interacting, active form of a target protein has the lower diffusivity than an inactive form, and this leads to spatial gradients of the protein abundance in the cytoplasm. A spatially distributed signalling cascade can create step-like activation profiles, which decay at successive distances from the cell surface, assigning digital positional information to different regions in the cell. Feedback and feedforward network motifs control activity patterns, allowing signalling networks to serve as cellular devices for spatial computations.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Elsevier||Copyright (published version):||2009 Elsevier||Keywords:||signal transduction;spatial gradients;protein modification cycle;spatiotemporal dynamics||DOI:||10.1016/j.febslet.2009.09.045||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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