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EGFR in limbo.

Cell. May 11, 2012;149(4):735-7.
Eck MJ, Hahn WC.

Department of Cancer Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA.


The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is normally activated by ligand-induced dimerization. Oncogenic mutations in EGFR promote activation in a largely ligand-independent manner. Shan et al. uncover a partially disordered state of EGFR kinase, providing evidence that oncogenic mutations counteract this intrinsic structural instability to promote dimerization and aberrant activation.