Journal article

Fine structure analysis of interaction of Fc epsilon RI with IgE

MD Hulett, RI Brinkworth, IFC McKenzie, PM Hogarth

JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY | AMER SOC BIOCHEMISTRY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY INC | Published : 1999

Abstract

The high affinity receptor for IgE (FcepsilonRI) plays an integral role in triggering IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reactions. The IgE-interactive site of human FcepsilonRI has previously been broadly mapped to several large regions in the second extracellular domain (D2) of the alpha-subunit (FcepsilonRIalpha). In this study, the IgE binding site of human FcepsilonRIalpha has been further localized to subregions of D2, and key residues putatively involved in the interaction with IgE have been identified. Chimeric receptors generated between FcepsilonRIalpha and the functionally distinct but structurally homologous low affinity receptor for IgG (FcgammaRIIa) have been used to localize two Ig..

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