Receptor Tyrosine Kinases Endocytosis in EndotheliumSignificance
Biology and Signaling
Receptor tyrosine kinases are involved in regulation of key processes in endothelial biology, including proliferation, migration, and angiogenesis. It is now generally accepted that receptor tyrosine kinase signaling occurs intracellularly and on the plasma membrane, although many important details remain to be worked out. Endocytosis and subsequent intracellular trafficking spatiotemporally regulate receptor tyrosine kinase signaling, whereas signaling endosomes provide a platform for the compartmentalization of signaling events. This review summarizes recent advances in our understanding of endothelial receptor tyrosine kinase endocytosis and signaling using vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 as a paradigm.
- fibroblast growth factor receptor 1
- receptor, epidermal growth factor
- vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2
- Received May 1, 2014.
- Accepted June 2, 2014.
- © 2014 American Heart Association, Inc.