Lee, Sung Sik
Kholodenko, Boris N.
Jeon, Noo Li
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Transient versus sustained ERK MAP kinase (MAPK) activation dynamics induce proliferation versus differentiation in response to epidermal (EGF) or nerve (NGF) growth factors in PC‐12 cells. Duration of ERK activation has therefore been proposed to specify cell fate decisions. Using a biosensor to measure ERK activation dynamics in single living cells reveals that sustained EGF/NGF application leads to a heterogeneous mix of transient and sustained ERK activation dynamics in distinct cells of the population, different than the population average. EGF biases toward transient, while NGF biases toward sustained ERK activation responses. In contrast, pulsed growth factor application can repeatedly and homogeneously trigger ERK activity transients across the cell population. These datasets enable mathematical modeling to reveal salient features inherent to the MAPK network. Ultimately, this predicts pulsed growth factor stimulation regimes that can bypass the typical feedback activation to rewire the system toward cell differentiation irrespective of growth factor identity. Show more
Journal / seriesMolecular Systems Biology
Pages / Article No.
PublisherNature Publ. Group
SubjectCell fate decisions; ERK activity dynamics; FRET biosensor; Single cell biology; Signaling heterogeneity
Organisational unit03595 - Peter, Matthias / Peter, Matthias
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