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Integrating novel signaling pathways involved in erythropoiesis

Ingley, E. (2012) Integrating novel signaling pathways involved in erythropoiesis. IUBMB Life, 64 (5). pp. 402-410.

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Abstract

Many extrinsic and intrinsic factors control the development of red blood cells from committed progenitors, with the Erythropoietin- receptor (Epo-R) signaling network being the primary controlling molecular hub. Although much is understood about erythroid signaling pathways, new and intriguing factors that influence different aspects of erythroid cell development are still being uncovered. New extrinsic effectors include hypoxia and polymeric IgA1 (pIgA1), and new Epo-R signaling pathway components include Lyn/Cbp and Lyn/Liar. Hypoxia directly activates committed erythroid progenitors to expand, whereas pIgA1 activates the Akt and MAP-Kinase (MAPK) pathways through transferrin receptors on more mature erythroid cells. The Lyn/ Cbp pathway controls the activity and protein levels of Lyn through recruitment of Csk and SOCS1, as well as feeding into the control of other pathways mediated by recruitment of ras- GAP, PI3-kinase, PLCc, Fes, and EBP50. Nuclear/cytoplasmic shuttling of Lyn and other signaling molecules is influenced by Liar and results in regulation of their intersecting signaling pathways. The challenge of future research is to flesh out the details of these new signaling regulators/networks and integrate their influences during the different stages of erythropoiesis.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Copyright: © 2012 IUBMB.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/39549
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