The real LAT steps forward

Doreen Cantrell (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Antigen receptors initiate T-cell activation and determine the specificity of the immune response by activating membrane-localized protein tyrosine kinases. Signalling pathways initiated by these kinases control expression of the genes that mediate T-cell effector function. A major challenge in immunology is to work out the route taken by membrane-generated signals as they transit to the nucleus. Substrates for the ZAP70/Syk tyrosine kinases are important, but 'missing', links in this process. There has finally been some progress in characterizing one of these important linkers: LAT, an integral membrane protein that acts as an adaptor to couple antigen receptors to intracellular signalling cascades.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cell Biology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology


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