The high-affinity receptor for IgE (FcεRI) belongs to a class of multimeric receptors associated with nonreceptor tyrosine kinases. It has been assumed that FcεRI β and γ chains, which have extensive cytoplasmic domains, play an important, although undefined role in coupling the receptor to signal transduction mechanisms. The results reviewed here suggest a synergistic effect of these two chains in the initiation of FcεRI signaling. According to our model, receptor engagement can activate kinase(s), such as lyn, already bound to the receptor under resting conditions. The receptor phosphorylation following this activation can be responsible for recruitment and activation of other signaling molecules, such as syk, which can then activate downstream effector molecules. This model could be extended to include other multimeric receptors, such as the T- and B-cell receptors and the low-affinity receptor for IgG (FcγRIII), that control the activation of cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases.
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|Titolo:||Kinase activation through the high-affinity receptor for immunoglobulin E|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1994|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|