PDZ Domain-mediated interaction of interleukin-16 precursor proteins with myosin phosphatase targeting subunits.


The cytokine interleukin-16 is generated by posttranscriptional cleavage by caspase-3 of two large precursor isoforms. The smaller protein of 67 kDa (pro-IL-16) is expressed in cells of the immune system and contains three PDZ (postsynaptic density/disc large/zona occludens-1) domains, whereas the larger 141-kDa neuronal variant (npro-IL-16) has two… (More)


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