LIME: A new membrane raft-associated adaptor protein involved in CD4 and CD8 coreceptor signaling
Brdickova N, Brdicka T, Angelisova P, Horvath O, Spicka J, Hilgert I, Paces J, Simeoni L, Kliche S, Merten C, Schraven B and Horejsi V
J Exp Med
Immunotherapy / Hematology
Cells used in publication:
T cell, human peripheral blood unstim.
Tissue Origin: blood
Primary human peripheral blood T cells were nucleofected with a LIME construct for protein overexpression.
Lymphocyte membrane rafts contain molecules critical for immunoreceptor signaling. Here, we report identification of a new raft-associated adaptor protein LIME (Lck-interacting molecule) expressed predominantly in T lymphocytes. LIME becomes tyrosine phosphorylated after cross-linking of the CD4 or CD8 coreceptors. Phospho-LIME associates with the Src family kinase Lck and its negative regulator, Csk. Ectopic expression of LIME in Jurkat T cells results in an increase of Csk in lipid rafts, increased phosphorylation of Lck and higher Ca2+ response to CD3 stimulation. Thus, LIME appears to be involved in regulation of T cell activation by coreceptors.
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