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Csk controls antigen receptor-mediated development and selection of T-lineage cells

Item Type:Article
Title:Csk controls antigen receptor-mediated development and selection of T-lineage cells
Creators Name:Schmedt, C., Saijo, K., Niidome, T., Kühn, R., Aizawa, S. and Tarakhovsky, A.
Abstract:The development and function of alphabetaT lymphocytes depend on signals derived from pre-T and alphabetaT cell receptors (preTCR and alphabetaTCR) (reviewed in refs 1, 2). The engagement of these receptors leads to the activation of Lck and Fyn, which are protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) of the Src family. It remains unclear to what extent the activation of Src-family PTKs can direct the differentiation steps triggered by preTCR and alphabetaTCR. Here we show that the inactivation of the negative regulator of Src-family PTKs, carboxy-terminal Src kinase (Csk), in immature thymocytes abrogates the requirement for preTCR, alphabetaTCR and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II for the development of CD4+ 8+ double-positive and CD4+ single-positive thymocytes as well as peripheral CD4 alphabetaT-lineage cells. These data show that Csk and its substrates are required to establish preTCR/alphabetaTCR-mediated control over the development of alphabetaT cells.
Keywords:CD4-Positive T-Lymphocytes, CD8-Positive T-Lymphocytes, Cell Lineage, Cultured Cells, Histocompatibility Antigens Class II, Leukopoiesis, Protein-Tyrosine Kinases, Signal Transduction, T-Lymphocytes, alpha-beta T-Cell Antigen Receptors, src Homology Domains, src-Family Kinases, Animals, Mice
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
Page Range:901-904
Date:27 August 1998
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1038/29802
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