ERBB2(redirected from v-erb-b2 avian erythroblastic leukaemia viral oncogene homolog)
ERBB2A gene on chromosome 17q11.2-q12 that encodes a member of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family of receptor tyrosine kinases. ERBB2 has no ligand-binding domain and thus cannot bind growth factors; it does, however, bind to other ligand-bound EGF receptor family members, forming a heterodimer, stabilising ligand binding and enhancing kinase-mediated activation of downstream signalling pathways (e.g., those involving mitogen-activated protein kinase and phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase).
ERBB2 amplification and overexpression commonly occurs in breast and ovarian cancers.
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