Phosphatases in SMAD regulation
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
SMAD transcription factors are key mediators of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGFß) family of cytokines. Reversible phosphorylation of SMAD proteins plays a key role in regulating their function. Several phosphatases have been proposed to act on SMAD proteins to influence TGFß/BMP signalling. Here we provide an overview of the SMAD regulation by different protein phosphatases and review the evidence supporting each phosphatase as a candidate SMAD-phosphatase. © 2012 Federation of European Biochemical Societies. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.