Journal article

Role that each NKG2A immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motif plays in mediating the human CD94/NKG2A inhibitory signal

J Kabat, F Borrego, A Brooks, JE Coligan

The Journal of Immunology | AMER ASSOC IMMUNOLOGISTS | Published : 2002


The human NKG2A chain of the CD94/NKG2A receptor contains two immunoreceptor Tyr-based inhibitory motifs (ITIMs) in its cytoplasmic tail. To determine the relative importance of membrane-distal (residues 6-11) and membrane-proximal (residues 38-43) ITIMs in mediating the inhibitory signal, we made site-directed mutants of NKG2A at the Y (Y8F, Y40F, Y8F/Y40F) and the residues two positions N-terminal (Y-2) of Y (V6A, I38A, V6A/I38A) in each motif. Wild-type (wt) and mutated NKG2A were then cotransfected with CD94 into rat basophilic leukemia 2H3 cells. Immunochemical analyses after pervanadate treatment showed that each of the mutant molecules could be phosphorylated to expected levels relati..

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