By Fiona Macdonald, Christopher Ford, Alan Casson

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The signaling process therefore involves tyrosine phosphorylation of the growth factor receptor, binding of Grb2 to the receptor via its SH2 domain and translocation of SOS to the membrane. 9). An alternative scenario involves a third adaptor protein, She, which is phosphorylated by growth factors leading to its association with the Grb2/SOS complex. The functional consequences of this process are then the same as when Grb2/SOS interacts directly with the receptor. The next stage of the pathway involves the MAP kinases (MAPKs).

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3). As there are a large number of retinoblasts in the eye (over 107), which are all at risk because they already carry one mutation, a second ‘hit’ will occur frequently enough to cause a high proportion of tumors in at least one eye and often in both. 3). The probability of two mutations occurring in the same cell is low, therefore the disease is primarily unilateral [5]. This ‘two-hit’ hypothesis was subsequently confirmed by identification of mutations or deletions of the retinoblastoma gene itself.

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