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Nat Immunol. 2002 Aug;3(8):741-8. Epub 2002 Jul 1.

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

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  • 1Molecular Inflammation Section, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-1820, USA.

Abstract

Fc epsilon RI 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 Fc epsilon RI 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, Fc epsilon RI-dependent mast cell degranulation involves cross-talk between Fyn and Lyn kinases.

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