A novel avian homologue of CD72, chB1r, down modulates BCR-mediated activation signals

Naruyoshi Fujiwara, Shinya Hidano, Hiroshi Mamada, Koetsu Ogasawara, Daisuke Kitamura, Max D. Cooper, Nobumichi Hozumi, Chen Lo H. Chen, Ryo Goitsuka

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術論文査読

5 被引用数 (Scopus)


The avian B cell differentiation antigen chB1 is a C-type lectin membrane protein most homologous to mammalian CD72. Here, we report a new chB1 -related gene, chB1r, that is located 18 kb away the chB1 gene. The cytoplasmic domain of chB1r protein contains two immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motifs (ITIMs: ITIM1 and 2), which are identical to those found in CD72, whereas chB1 lacks the second ITIM2. Although chB1 expression is restricted to the bursa and an immature B cell line, chB1r is highly expressed in the bursa, spleen and both immature and mature B cell lines, a pattern that parallels CD72 expression. SHP-1 and Grb2 interact with phosphorylated tyrosine residues within chB1r ITIM1 and ITIM2, respectively. By contrast, ITIM1 of chB1 does not interact with SHP-1. Functional characterization using chB1r/chB1 double-deficient DT40 B cells demonstrated that ITIM1 in chB1r transduces a negative signal for BCR-mediated nuclear factor of activated T cells (NF-AT) activation and that ITIM2 attenuates this negative signal. This study has established chB1r as the genuine avian homologue of mammalian CD72, and revealed an opposing role for the two ITIMs through binding with SHP-1 and Grb2 for regulation of BCR-mediated NF-AT activation.

ジャーナルInternational Immunology
出版ステータス出版済み - 2006 5月 15


「A novel avian homologue of CD72, chB1r, down modulates BCR-mediated activation signals」の研究トピックを掘り下げます。これらがまとまってユニークなフィンガープリントを構成します。