Fyn kinase initiates complementary signals required for IgE-dependent mast cell degranulation

J.J. O'Shea, J. Rivera, L.E. Samelson, V. Parravicini, Massimo Gadina, M. Kovarova, S. Odom, C. Gonzales-Espinosa, Y. Furumoto, S. Saitoh

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Abstract

FcRI activation of mast cells is thought to involve Lyn and Syk kinases proximal to the receptor and the signaling complex organized by the linker for activation of T cells (LAT). We report here that FcRI also uses a Fyn kinase-dependent pathway that does not require Lyn kinase or the adapter LAT for its initiation, but is necessary for mast cell degranulation. Lyn-deficiency enhanced Fyn-dependent signals and degranulation, but inhibited the calcium response. Fyn-deficiency impaired degranulation, whereas Lyn-mediated signaling and calcium was normal. Thus, FcRI-dependent mast cell degranulation involves cross-talk between Fyn and Lyn kinases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-748
Number of pages8
JournalNature Immunology
Volume3 (8)
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology

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