Janet L Clements

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The leukocyte-specific adapter molecule SLP-76 (Src homology 2 domain-containing leukocyte protein of 76 kilodaltons) is rapidly phosphorylated on tyrosine residues after receptor ligation in several hematopoietically derived cell types. Mice made deficient for SLP-76 expression contained no peripheral T cells as a result of an early block in thymopoiesis.(More)
The initiation of biochemical signal transduction following ligation of surface receptors with intrinsic cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase activity is common for many cell types. T lymphocytes also require activation of tyrosine kinases following T cell receptor (TCR) ligation for maximal stimulation. However, the TCR has no intrinsic tyrosine kinase activity.(More)
Collagen-related peptide (CRP), a collagen homologue, induces platelet activation through a tyrosine kinase-dependent pathway, leading to sequential tyrosine phosphorylation of Fc receptor (FcR) gamma-chain, Syk, and phospholipase C-gamma2. Here we report that CRP and the platelet low affinity immune receptor FcgammaRIIA stimulate tyrosine phosphorylation(More)
Adaptor molecules, proteins that possess no intrinsic enzymatic function, but which mediate protein-protein interactions, have a critical role in integrating signal transduction pathways following engagement of cell-surface receptors. Several newly described adaptor molecules have been shown to serve important functions in the regulation of signaling events(More)
Considerable attention is focused on plans for sheltering or evacuating the population of the US national capital region in response to a regional emergency such as a terrorist attack or natural disaster. Such planning engages multiple disciplines spanning infrastructure engineering, emergency management, health care, mass communication, water and food(More)
The adapter protein SLP-76 is expressed in T lymphocytes and hematopoietic cells of the myeloid lineage, and is known to be a substrate of the protein tyrosine kinases that are activated after ligation of the T-cell antigen receptor. Transient overexpression of SLP-76 in a T-cell line potentiates transcriptional activation after T-cell receptor ligation,(More)
The leukocyte-specific adapter protein SLP-76 is known to augment the transcriptional activity of nuclear factor of activated T cells and AP-1 following TCR ligation. A role for SLP-76 in additional receptor-mediated signaling events is less clear. To define the pattern of SLP-76 expression during murine hemopoiesis, we stained cells isolated from various(More)
The unusual phenotype and function of lpr T cell subsets has considerably aided the determination of various stages in normal T lymphocyte development through the identification of parallel populations. This has included the description of memory T cells that express high levels of CD44. Lpr mature (CD4+ and CD8+) T cells are all CD44hi and produce large(More)
understanding of the molecular mechanisms that regulate lymphocyte activation. The observation that cytoplasmic protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) are activated rapidly following ligation of lymphocyte antigen receptors provided a convenient starting point for investigators to begin to identify signaling intermediates in lymphocytes. It is now known that both(More)
Peripheral lymphoid tissues of lpr mice contain a large proportion of TCR alpha beta/CD3+CD4-CD8- T cells that lack surface CD2 and express the B cell isoform of CD45, B220. This subset of T cells does not proliferate or produce IL-2 in response to mitogenic signals or TCR-CD3 ligation. At the same time, these abnormal T cells display several(More)