Faculty Research 1990 - 1999


SHP-1 deficiency in B-lineage cells is associated with heightened lyn protein expression and increased lyn kinase activity.

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Animal, B-Lymphocytes: en, cy, Cell-Division: de, Cell-Lineage, Cells-Cultured, Interleukin-7, Mice, Phosphorylation, Protein-Tyrosine-Phosphatase: df, Spleen: cy, SUPPORT-NON-U-S-GOVT, SUPPORT-U-S-GOVT-P-H-S, Transcription-Genetic

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Exp Hematol 1998 Nov;26(12):1126-32




SHP-1 protein tyrosine phosphatase is a critical regulator of signal transduction in hematopoietic cells. In the present study, we derived two pre-B cell lines, PBCL-1 and PBCL-2, from normal and SHP-1-deficient motheaten mice, respectively, and characterized hyperphosphorylated proteins in PBCL-2 cells to identify SHP-1-regulated molecules. Two proteins of 56 and 53 kDa (p56/p53) in PBCL-2 cells showed heightened phosphorylation (3- to 6-fold) in comparison with those in PBCL-1. p56/p53 were identified as the two forms of the lyn protein tyrosine kinase (p56/p53lyn), which showed increased kinase activity in PBCL-2 cells. Interestingly, the protein levels of p56/53lyn were found to be 3- to 6-fold higher in PBCL-2 cells than those in PBCL-1, whereas the transcript levels of lyn in the two cell lines were comparable. A modest increase in p56/53lyn protein expression was also detected in primary spleen B cells of motheaten mice. Thus SHP-1 deficiency in B-lineage cells, especially pre-B cells, is associated with increased lyn protein expression and kinase activity. These data indicate a role for SHP-1 in regulating lyn through a post-transcriptional mechanism.

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