Mateusz P. Poltorak

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The lymphocyte-specific Src family protein tyrosine kinase p56(Lck) (Lck) is essential for T cell development and activation and, hence, for adaptive immune responses. The mechanism by which Lck activity is directed toward specific substrates in response to T cell receptor (TCR) activation remains elusive. We used fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy to(More)
The duration and/or the magnitude of Ras-Erk activation are known to be crucial for cell-fate decisions. In T cells, sustained Erk activation correlates with differentiation/proliferation, whereas transient Erk activation parallels with unresponsiveness/apoptosis. The mechanism by which Son of sevenless (Sos) proteins and Ras guanyl-releasing protein 1(More)
Signaling through the TCR is crucial for the generation of different cellular responses including proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. A growing body of evidence indicates that differences in the magnitude and the duration of the signal are critical determinants in eliciting cellular responses. Here, we have analyzed signaling dynamics induced(More)
Sos proteins are ubiquitously expressed activators of Ras. Lymphoid cells also express RasGRP1, another Ras activator. Sos and RasGRP1 are thought to cooperatively control full Ras activation upon T-cell receptor triggering. Using RNA interference, we evaluated whether this mechanism operates in primary human T cells. We found that T-cell antigen receptor(More)
Signaling through the TCR is crucial for the generation of different cellular responses including proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. A growing body of evidence indicates that differences in the magnitude and the duration of the signal are critical determinants in eliciting cellular responses. Here, we have analyzed signaling dynamics correlating(More)
The enzymatic activity of the Src family tyrosine kinase p56Lck (Lck) is tightly controlled by differential phosphorylation of two tyrosine residues, Tyr394 and Tyr505 Phosphorylation of Tyr394 and the conformational opening of Lck are believed to activate the kinase, whereas Tyr505 phosphorylation is thought to generate a closed, inactive conformation of(More)
ζ-associated protein of 70 kDa (Zap70) is crucial for T-cell receptor (TCR) signaling. Loss of Zap70 in both humans and mice results in severe immunodeficiency. On the other hand, the expression of Zap70 in B-cell malignancies correlates with the severity of the disease. Because of its role in immune-related disorders, Zap70 has become a therapeutic target(More)
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