MULTIPLE DEFECTS IN THE IMMUNE-SYSTEM OF LYN-DEFICIENT MICE, CULMINATING IN AUTOIMMUNE-DISEASE
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Publication Year 1995-10-20, Volume 83, Issue #2, Page 301-311
Journal Title
CELL
Publication Type
Journal Article
Abstract
Mice homozygous for a disruption at the Lyn locus display abnormalities associated with the B lymphocyte lineage and in mast cell function, Despite reduced numbers of recirculating B lymphocytes, Lyn(-/-) mice are immunoglobulin M (IgM) hyperglobulinemic. Immune responses to T-independent and T-dependent antigens are affected. Lyn(-/-) mice fail to mediate an allergic response to IgE cross-linking, indicating that activation of LYN plays an indispensable role in Fc epsilon RI signaling. Lyn(-/-) mice have circulating autoreactive antibodies, and many show severe glomerulonephritis caused by the deposition of IgG immune complexes in the kidney, a pathology reminiscent of systemic lupus erythematosus. Collectively, these results implicate LYN as having an indispensable role in immunoglobulin-mediated signaling, particularly in establishing B cell tolerance.
Publisher
CELL PRESS
Keywords
PROTEIN TYROSINE PHOSPHORYLATION; AFFINITY IGE RECEPTOR; CELL ANTIGEN RECEPTOR; LYMPHOCYTES-B; SRC FAMILY; KINASES; IMMUNOGLOBULIN; STIMULATION; ASSOCIATION; ALPHA
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Creation Date: 1995-10-20 12:00:00
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