The chimeric Trk protein, composed by the TK domain with ATPase activity and a TM loop along with a fusion partner. Oligomerisation of the chimeric protein is the main proposed mechanisms for increased tumour cell survival and proliferation via the known pathways of Trk receptors. (A) NTRK1 gene with 17 exon sequences and respective TrkA protein regions.5 (B) Mechanism of entrectinib (E) action and the known mechanisms of acquired resistance (point mutation G595R and G567C) to E.50 Cys, cysteine clusters; Ig1 and Ig2, first and second immunoglobulin-like motifs, respectively; LRM, leucine-rich motifs; SP, signal peptide; TK, tyrosine kinase; TM, transmembrane.
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NTRK gene fusions as novel targets of cancer therapy across multiple tumour types.
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