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THE PROTEIN DEFECTIVE IN X-LINKED AGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA, BRUTONS TYROSINE KINASE, SHOWS INCREASED AUTOPHOSPHORYLATION ACTIVITY IN-VITRO WHEN ISOLATED FROM CELLS IN WHICH THE B-CELL RECEPTOR HAS BEEN CROSS-LINKED

HINSHELWOOD, S; LOVERING, RC; GENEVIER, HC; LEVINSKY, RJ; KINNON, C; (1995) THE PROTEIN DEFECTIVE IN X-LINKED AGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA, BRUTONS TYROSINE KINASE, SHOWS INCREASED AUTOPHOSPHORYLATION ACTIVITY IN-VITRO WHEN ISOLATED FROM CELLS IN WHICH THE B-CELL RECEPTOR HAS BEEN CROSS-LINKED. EUR J IMMUNOL , 25 (4) 1113 - 1116.

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Abstract

X-linked agammaglobulinemia is a primary inherited immunodeficiency resulting in a lack of or dramatic reduction in the number of mature B lymphocytes and, thus, greatly reduced levels of serum immunoglobulin. The defect results from mutations in the gene for Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk). Using rabbit antisera generated against Btk, we have demonstrated an increase in the level of in vitro kinase activity present in anti-Btk immunoprecipitates from B cells following stimulation with anti-immunoglobulin antibody. This increase in immune complex kinase activity is detectable 1 to 2 min following stimulation and remains elevated for over 30 min. A similar increase was not seen with two late pre-B cell lines investigated in the same way. This stimulation of activity may suggest a role for Btk in signalling through the B cell receptor or associated proteins, in mature B cells.

Type: Article
Title: THE PROTEIN DEFECTIVE IN X-LINKED AGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA, BRUTONS TYROSINE KINASE, SHOWS INCREASED AUTOPHOSPHORYLATION ACTIVITY IN-VITRO WHEN ISOLATED FROM CELLS IN WHICH THE B-CELL RECEPTOR HAS BEEN CROSS-LINKED
Keywords: X-LINKED AGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA, BRUTONS TYROSINE KINASE, B CELL RECEPTOR, EXPRESSION
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/120504
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