Platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM-1/CD31) acts as a regulator of B-cell development, B-cell antigen receptor (BCR)-mediated activation, and autoimmune disease.

@article{Wilkinson2002PlateletEC,
  title={Platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM-1/CD31) acts as a regulator of B-cell development, B-cell antigen receptor (BCR)-mediated activation, and autoimmune disease.},
  author={R. A. Wilkinson and Alan Bruce Lyons and Donna C. Roberts and Mae-Xhum Wong and Paul A. Bartley and Denise E. Jackson},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2002},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={184-93}
}
Platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM-1/CD31) is an immunoglobulin-immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motif (Ig-ITIM) superfamily member that recruits and activates protein-tyrosine phosphatases, SHP-1 and SHP-2, through its intrinsic ITIMs. PECAM-1-deficient (PECAM-1(-/-) ) mice exhibit a hyperresponsive B-cell phenotype, increased numbers of B-1 cells, reduced B-2 cells, and develop autoantibodies. In the periphery, there are reduced mature recirculating B-2 cells and… CONTINUE READING