Tonic B-cell and viral ITAM signaling: context is everything.


The presence of an immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif (ITAM) makes immunoreceptors different from other signaling receptors, like integrins, G-coupled protein receptors, chemokine receptors, and growth factor receptors. This unique motif has the canonical sequence D/Ex(0-2)YxxL/Ix(6-8)YxxL/I, where x represents any amino acid and is present at… (More)