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The protein tyrosine kinase Syk plays a central role in Fcgamma receptor-mediated phagocytosis in the adaptive immune system. We show here that Syk also plays an essential role in complement-mediated phagocytosis in innate immunity. Macrophage-like differentiated HL60 cells and C3bi-opsonized zymosan comprised the pathogen-phagocyte system. C3bi-opsonized(More)
Adaptor protein 3BP2, a c-Abl-Src homology 3 (SH3) domain-binding protein, is known to play a regulatory role in T-cell receptor-mediated transcriptional activation of nuclear factor of activated T cell and activator protein 1 by interacting with Syk/ZAP-70 protein-tyrosine kinase. We have previously demonstrated that aggregation of high affinity IgE(More)
Parathyroid adenomas (PAs) causing primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) are histologically heterogeneous yet have been historically viewed as largely monotypic entities arising from clonal expansion of a single transformed progenitor. Using flow cytometric analysis of resected adenomatous parathyroid glands, we have isolated and characterized chief cells,(More)
To investigate the mechanism of B cell receptor (BCR)-mediated apoptosis, we utilized immature B cell lines, DT40 and WEHI-231. In both cell lines, BCR-crosslinking caused the increase in lysosomal pH with early apoptotic changes characterized by chromatin condensation and phosphatidylserine exposure. This increase was detected in c-Abl-deficient DT40 cells(More)
Cell polarization and migration in response to CXCL12 is essential for hematopoiesis. To investigate the role of Syk in CXCL12/CXCR4-induced signaling, wild-type Syk or its dominant-negative form (DN-Syk) was introduced in mouse pro-B cells, BAF3. With CXCL12 stimulation, BAF3 cells became polarized with the formation of a leading edge and contractile(More)
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common endocrine neoplastic disorder caused by a failure of calcium sensing secondary to tumour development in one or more of the parathyroid glands. Parathyroid adenomas are comprised of distinct cellular subpopulations of variable clonal status that exhibit differing degrees of calcium responsiveness. To gain a(More)
The molecular mechanisms responsible for aberrant calcium signaling in parathyroid disease are poorly understood. The loss of appropriate calcium-responsive modulation of PTH secretion observed in parathyroid disease is commonly attributed to decreased expression of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR), a G protein-coupled receptor. However, CaSR expression(More)
Abnormal feedback of serum calcium to parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion is the hallmark of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). Although the molecular pathogenesis of parathyroid neoplasia in PHPT has been linked to abnormal expression of genes involved in cell growth (e.g., cyclin D1, retinoblastoma, and β-catenin), the molecular basis of abnormal calcium(More)
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