STIM1 mutation associated with a syndrome of immunodeficiency and autoimmunity.

A mutation in ORAI1, the gene encoding the pore-forming subunit of the Ca(2+)-release-activated Ca(2+) (CRAC) channel, abrogates the store-operated entry of Ca(2+) into cells and impairs lymphocyte activation. Stromal interaction molecule 1 (STIM1) in the endoplasmic reticulum activates ORAI1-CRAC channels. We report on three siblings from one kindred with… CONTINUE READING