Muscarinic M3 and epidermal growth factor receptors activate mutually inhibitory signaling cascades in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells

Liang Zhang, Richard S. Jope

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Regulatory interactions among individual receptor-coupled signal transduction systems are critically important for establishing cellular responses in the face of multiple stimuli. In this study, potential regulatory interactions between signal transduction systems activated by growth factor receptors and by G-protein-coupled receptors were examined using human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells which express endogenous epidermal growth factor (EGF) and muscarinic M3 receptors. Activation of muscarinic receptors with carbachol was found to inhibit EGF-induced signaling, including tyrosine phosphorylation of the adaptor protein Cbl and of the EGF receptor, and complex formation between Shc proteins and the EGF receptor and Grb2. Protein kinase C, which is activated by muscarinic M3 receptors, mediated this inhibitory crosstalk. Activation of EGF receptors was found to inhibit muscarinic receptor-induced tyrosine phosphorylation of focal adhesion kinase and paxillin. Reactive oxygen species, which are formed as components of the EGF signaling cascade, mediated this inhibitory cross-talk. These mutual inhibitory interactions demonstrate novel mechanisms for neuronal integration of multiple signals generated by activation of receptors by neurotransmitters and growth factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)774-777
Number of pages4
JournalBiochemical and biophysical research communications
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 24 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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