A novel ERK-dependent signaling process that regulates interleukin-2 expression in a late phase of T cell activation.

Engagement of the T cell antigen receptor (TCR) rapidly induces multiple signal transduction pathways, including ERK activation. Here, we report a critical role for ERK at a late stage of T cell activation. Inhibition of the ERK pathway 2-6 h after the start of TCR stimulation significantly impaired interleukin-2 (IL-2) production, whereas the same… CONTINUE READING