Large-Scale Phosphoproteomics Reveals Shp-2 Phosphatase-Dependent Regulators of Pdgf Receptor Signaling

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  • External authors:
  • Tanveer S. Batth
  • Moreno Papetti
  • Anamarija Pfeiffer
  • Maxim A.X. Tollenaere
  • Jesper V. Olsen


Despite its low cellular abundance, phosphotyrosine (pTyr) regulates numerous cell signaling pathways in health and disease. We applied comprehensive phosphoproteomics to unravel differential regulators of receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK)-initiated signaling networks upon activation by Pdgf-ββ Fgf-2, or Igf-1 and identified more than 40,000 phosphorylation sites, including many phosphotyrosine sites without additional enrichment. The analysis revealed RTK-specific regulation of hundreds of pTyr sites on key signaling molecules. We found the tyrosine phosphatase Shp-2 to be the master regulator of Pdgfr pTyr signaling. Application of a recently introduced allosteric Shp-2 inhibitor revealed global regulation of the Pdgf-dependent tyrosine phosphoproteome, which significantly impaired cell migration. In addition, we present a list of hundreds of Shp-2-dependent targets and putative substrates, including Rasa1 and Cortactin with increased pTyr and Gab1 and Erk1/2 with decreased pTyr. Our study demonstrates that large-scale quantitative phosphoproteomics can precisely dissect tightly regulated kinase-phosphatase signaling networks. Batth et al. use mass spectrometry-based phosphoproteomics to analyze receptor tyrosine kinase signaling activated by different ligands, identifying hundreds of differentially regulated phosphotyrosine sites. Tyrosine phosphatase Shp-2 regulates global tyrosine phosphorylation in a Pdgf-receptor-dependent manner, affecting cellular outcomes.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2601-2614
Number of pages14
JournalCell Reports
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2018

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