GHR signalling: Receptor activation and degradation mechanisms

Yash Chhabra, Christine M.M. Lee, Alexandra Franziska Müller, Andrew J. Brooks

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Growth hormone (GH) actions via initiating cell signalling through the GH receptor (GHR) are important for many physiological processes, in addition to its well-known role in regulating growth. The activation of JAK-STAT signalling by GH is well characterized, however knowledge on GH activation of SRC family kinases (SFKs) is still limited. In this review we summarise the collective knowledge on the activation, regulation, and downstream signalling of GHR. We highlight studies on GH activation of SFKs and the important outcome of this signalling pathway with a focus on the different degradation mechanisms that can regulate GHR availability since this is an area that warrants further study considering its role in tumour progression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number111075
JournalMolecular and Cellular Endocrinology
StatePublished - Jan 15 2021


  • Cytokine receptor
  • Phosphatases
  • SOCS
  • SRC family Kinase
  • Turnover
  • Tyrosine kinases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Endocrinology


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