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This question is regarding signaling pathways with RTKs, Receptor Tyrosine Kinase. The picture posted has one thing wrong with it and I am supposed to figure out what that is.

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What I have come up with so far is that the Ras protein shown that goes on to activate RAF, has GDP attached to it. This cannot be true from what I understand, as Ras must have GTP bound to it in order for Ras to stay in it's closed conformation. The closed conformation is what activates the rest of the signals.

I am wondering if I am correct in my assumption, or if there is something else in the diagram I am missing.

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The active form of Ras should definitely be bound to GTP, to activate Raf. I don't see anything else wrong with the diagram. For reference, here is another useful diagram the pathway from Nature.

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  • $\begingroup$ Please add some more details to your answer. $\endgroup$ Mar 14, 2017 at 5:48

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