The proto-oncogene p120(Cbl) is a downstream substrate of the Hck protein-tyrosine kinase

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1999 Apr 2;257(1):129-38. doi: 10.1006/bbrc.1999.0427.


Hematopoietic cell kinase (Hck) is a member of the Src-family of protein tyrosine kinases. We have found that upon enzymatic activation of Hck by the heavy metal mercuric chloride, there was a rapid increase in the levels of tyrosine phosphorylation of several proteins including the proto-oncogene p120(Cbl). Fibroblasts that are transformed with an activated allele of Hck exhibit constitutive Cbl phosphorylation. Upon Fcgamma receptor activation, a more physiologically relevant extracellular signal, Cbl is tyrosine phosphorylated and the Src-family selective inhibitor, PP1, can prevent this phosphorylation on Cbl. Hck phosphorylates Cbl in vitro and the interaction between Cbl and Hck is direct, requiring Hck's unique, SH3 and SH2 domains for optimal binding. Using a novel estrogen-regulated chimera of Hck we have shown a hormone-dependent association between Hck and Cbl in murine fibroblasts. This work suggests that Cbl serves as a key mediator of Hck induced signalling in hematopoietic cells.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • 3T3 Cells
  • Alleles
  • Animals
  • Cell Line, Transformed
  • Enzyme Activation / drug effects
  • Estradiol / pharmacology
  • Humans
  • Mercuric Chloride / pharmacology
  • Mice
  • Phosphorylation / drug effects
  • Phosphotyrosine / metabolism
  • Precipitin Tests
  • Protein Binding
  • Protein-Tyrosine Kinases / genetics
  • Protein-Tyrosine Kinases / metabolism*
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins / genetics
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins / metabolism*
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-cbl
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-hck
  • Pyrazoles / pharmacology
  • Pyrimidines / pharmacology
  • Receptor Aggregation
  • Receptors, IgG / antagonists & inhibitors
  • Receptors, IgG / metabolism
  • Recombinant Fusion Proteins / biosynthesis
  • Recombinant Fusion Proteins / metabolism
  • Transfection
  • Tumor Cells, Cultured
  • Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases*
  • src Homology Domains / physiology


  • 4-amino-5-(4-methylphenyl)-7-(tert-butyl)pyrazolo(3,4-d)pyrimidine
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins
  • Pyrazoles
  • Pyrimidines
  • Receptors, IgG
  • Recombinant Fusion Proteins
  • Phosphotyrosine
  • Estradiol
  • Mercuric Chloride
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-cbl
  • Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases
  • Protein-Tyrosine Kinases
  • HCK protein, human
  • Hck protein, mouse
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-hck
  • CBL protein, human
  • Cbl protein, mouse