Lawrence O. Flowers

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Engagement of the T cell receptor for antigen (TCR) induces formation of signaling complexes mediated through the transmembrane adaptor protein, the linker for activation of T cells (LAT). LAT plays an important role in T cell development, activation, and homeostasis. A knock-in mutation at Tyr136, which is the phospholipase C (PLC)-gamma1-binding site in(More)
Suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS)-1 protein modulates signaling by IFN-gamma by binding to the autophosphorylation site of JAK2 and by targeting bound JAK2 to the proteosome for degradation. We have developed a small tyrosine kinase inhibitor peptide (Tkip) that is a SOCS-1 mimetic. Tkip is compared in this study with the kinase inhibitory region(More)
Positive and negative regulation of cytokines such as IFN-gamma are key to normal homeostatic function. Negative regulation of IFN-gamma in cells occurs via proteins called suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCS)1 and -3. SOCS-1 inhibits IFN-gamma function by binding to the autophosphorylation site of the tyrosine kinase Janus kinase (JAK)2. We have(More)
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