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The Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASp) has been implicated in modulation of lymphocyte activation and cytoskeletal reorganization. To address the mechanisms whereby WASp subserves such functions, we have examined WASp roles in lymphocyte development and activation using mice carrying a WAS null allele (WAS(-)(/)(-)). Enumeration of hemopoietic cells in(More)
Activation of the cellular Src tyrosine kinase depends upon dephosphorylation of the carboxyl-terminal inhibitory tyrosine phosphorylation site. Herein we show that Src isolated from human platelets and Jurkat T cells is preferentially dephosphorylated at its inhibitory phosphotyrosine site by the SHP-1 tyrosine phosphatase. The data also revealed(More)
The critical role for the SH2 domain-containing SHP-1 tyrosine phosphatase in regulating haemopoietic cell behaviour was initially revealed by data linking SHP-1 deficiency to the systemic autoimmunity and severe inflammation exhibited by motheaten mice. This discovery laid the groundwork for the identification of SHP-1 as an inhibitor of(More)
The selection events shaping T cell development in the thymus represent the outcome of TCR-driven intracellular signaling cascades evoked by Ag receptor interaction with cognate ligand. In view of data indicating TCR-evoked thymocyte proliferation to be negatively modulated by the SHP-1 tyrosine phosphatase, a potential role for SHP-1 in regulating(More)
The CD5 transmembrane glycoprotein functions as a co-receptor in the signaling pathway linking T-cell antigen receptor (TCR) engagement to activation and differentiation. Although CD5 effects on TCR signaling have been shown to be primarily inhibitory, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In view of recent data revealing the ability of CD5 to associate(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant T cells in primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) are genetically unstable and exhibit prolonged lifespans potentially explained by dysregulation of apoptosis, yet are responsive to apoptosis-inducing therapies. The heterodimeric protein Ku70/80 is known to play a role in DNA repair (Ku70 and Ku80) and inhibition of apoptosis (Ku70(More)
SHP-1 is a cytosolic tyrosine phosphatase implicated in down-regulation of B cell antigen receptor signaling. SHP-1 effects on the antigen receptor reflect its capacity to dephosphorylate this receptor as well as several inhibitory comodulators. In view of our observation that antigen receptor-induced CD19 tyrosine phosphorylation is constitutively(More)