Stimulation of the B cell Ag receptor (BCR) induces activation of tyrosine kinases such as Lyn and Syk, phosphorylation and activation of multiple signaling components, and eventually, the expression of several genes including c-myc. Syk is required for activation of phospholipase C-γ2 and the subsequent phosphatidylinositol hydrolysis, leading to protein kinase C (PKC) activation and intracellular Ca2+ increase. In contrast, the function of Lyn remains obscure. Here, we report that BCR-mediated induction of c-myc promoter activity and of PKC activity, but not the expression level of functional PKC, was markedly augmented in Lyn-deficient chicken B cells. This enhancement was reversed to the level of wild-type cells by the expression of exogenous Lyn of kinase-inactive form. These results indicate that Lyn inhibits BCR-mediated activation of a large portion of PKC isozymes in a kinase-independent fashion. This finding reveals a novel role of Lyn in negative regulation of BCR signaling.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 15 1998|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Immunology and Allergy