Highly conserved, potential cleavage sites about the desetopes of MHC class I and class II molecules
Document TypeJournal Article
KeywordsAnimals; Antigens; Binding Sites; Endopeptidases; HLA Antigens; HLA-D Antigens; Histocompatibility Antigens Class I; Histocompatibility Antigens Class II; Humans; Protein Conformation
Medicine and Health Sciences
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Tissue Antigens. 1992 Jan;39(1):26-31.
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/33985
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Evidence for involvement of glycoprotein-CD45 phosphatase in reversing glycoprotein-CD3-induced microtubule-associated protein-2 kinase activity in Jurkat T-cellsPollack, Shimon; Ledbetter, Jeffrey A.; Katz, Rina; Williams, Katherine; Akerley, Brian J.; Franklin, Kymberly; Schieven, Gary L.; Nel, Andre E. (1991-06-01)Ligation of CD3/TCR on T-cells induces transient activation of lymphoid MAP-2 kinase (MAP-2K), a 43 kDa serine kinase which itself is a substrate of an unidentified tyrosine kinase (pp43). The reversibility of the MAP-2K response agrees with removal of tyrosine phosphates from pp43. Since both activity as well as tyrosine phosphorylation of MAP-2K could be prolonged by Na3VO4, a phosphotyrosine phosphatase inhibitor, we studied the effect of the common CD45 isoform, which is a member of the CD45 phosphatase family, on MAP-2K activity in vivo and in vitro. We demonstrate the ability of purified CD45 phosphatase to remove tyrosine phosphates from partially purified lymphoid MAP-2K. Utilizing the approach of heterologous receptor aggregation, we also showed that CD45 could inhibit the induction of MAP-2K activity in intact Jurkat cells during CD3 or CD3 + CD4 stimulation. We therefore suggest that this phosphatase may control the activity of lymphoid MAP-2K in vivo.
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