Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.327, No.2, 557-564, 2005
Comparative analysis of the signaling capabilities of the insulin receptor-related receptor
Although insulin receptor (InsR) and type I insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF-IR) elicit different physiological effects in their target tissues, their signaling capabilities are similar to a large extent. In the present work. we investigated the potential of the third member of the family, insulin receptor-related receptor (IRR), to associate with known interaction partners of the InsR and the IGF-I receptor in a yeast two-hybrid assay. Using the intracellular part of the IRR we found no association with any of the tested sianalingy molecules. Phosphotyrosine detection revealed a lack in the constitutive activation of the IRR described for analogous constructs of the two other members of the family. Replacement of the kinase domain of the IGF-IR or its C-terminal lobe alone into the IRR caused a complete restoration of the tyrosine phosphorylation of the IRR. The reestablishment of autophosphorylation was paralleled by restoration of interaction with a specific range of signaling molecules. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.