Recruitment of SYK to phosphorylated ITAMs

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Homo sapiens
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SYK is a tyrosine kinase related to ZAP70 that is expressed in all hematopoietic cells and coimmunoprecipitates with the gamma chain associated with FCGRIIIA in macrophages and with FCERI in mast cells. SYK is very important for FCGR phagocytosis and is recruited to these phosphorylated ITAM residues through its two SRC homology 2 (SH2) domains (Agarwal et al. 1993). When SYK kinase expression is inhibited with antisense oligonucleotides both in vitro and in vivo, phagocytosis and inflammation are abolished (Matsuda et al. 1997). The domain structure of SYK comprises a regulatory region at the N-terminus consisting of a pair of SH2 domains separated by an inter-SH2 linker called interdomain A, an SH2-domain-kinase linker termed interdomain B, and a C-terminal kinase domain (Arias-Palomo et al. 2009). In resting state SYK exists in an auto-inhibited conformation by the interactions between the SH2-SH2 regulatory region and the inter-SH2 linker and the catalytic domain. This interdomain interaction reduces the conformational flexibility required by the kinase domain for catalysis (Arias-Palomo et al. 2007). Changes in the orientation of the SH2 domains could control the disruption of the auto inhibitory interactions and the activation of SYK. These movements could be totally or partially induced by the binding to phosphorylated ITAMs and/or phosphorylation of tyrosine residues in interdomain A or B (Arias-Palomo et al. 2009). Tsang et al. suggested that SYK functions as an OR-gate switch with respect to phosphorylation and ITAM binding, as either one stimulus OR the other is sufficient to cause full activation (Tsang et al. 2008).
Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
8862523 Abrogation of the Fc gamma receptor IIA-mediated phagocytic signal by stem-loop Syk antisense oligonucleotides

Matsuda, M, Hunter, S, Wang, DC, Chien, P, Schreiber, AD, Park, JG

Mol Biol Cell 1996
7530449 Tyrosine phosphorylation and association of Syk with Fc gamma RII in monocytic THP-1 cells

Fleit, HB, Bolen, JB, Ghazizadeh, S

Biochem J 1995
8340414 Involvement of p72syk, a protein-tyrosine kinase, in Fc gamma receptor signaling

Robbins, KC, Salem, P, Agarwal, A

J Biol Chem 1993
8226994 Cross-linking of Fc gamma receptor I (Fc gamma RI) and receptor II (Fc gamma RII) on monocytic cells activates a signal transduction pathway common to both Fc receptors that involves the stimulation of p72 Syk protein tyrosine kinase

Rankin, BM, Gilliland, LK, Schieven, GL, Bolen, JB, Kiener, PA, Burkhardt, AL, Rowley, RB, Ledbetter, JA

J Biol Chem 1993
9314552 A critical role for Syk in signal transduction and phagocytosis mediated by Fcgamma receptors on macrophages

Lowell, C, Costello, PS, Turner, M, Tybulewicz, VL, DeFranco, AL, Meng, F, Crowley, MT, Fitzer-Attas, CJ

J Exp Med 1997
7522622 Protein-tyrosine kinase p72syk in Fc gamma RI receptor signaling

Liu, YB, Durden, DL

Blood 1994
18818202 Molecular mechanism of the Syk activation switch

Shaw, D, Papp, E, Gandhi, S, Tsang, E, Giannetti, AM, Tse, JK, Dinh, M, Wang, S, Ho, H, Bradshaw, JM

J Biol Chem 2008
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