Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Biol Chem. 2004 Aug 6;279(32):33875-81. Epub 2004 May 25.

Modulation of FcgammaRI (CD64) ligand binding by blocking peptides of periplakin.

Author information

Immunotherapy Laboratory, Department of Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Lundlaan 6, 3584 EA, The Netherlands.


FcgammaRI requires both the intracellular domain of the alpha-chain and associated leukocyte Fc receptor (FcR) gamma-chains for its biological function. We recently found the C terminus of periplakin to selectively interact with the cytoplasmic domain of the FcgammaRI alpha-chain. It thereby enhances the capacity of FcgammaRI to bind, internalize, and present antigens on MHC class II. Here, we characterized the domains involved in FcgammaRI-periplakin interaction using truncated and alanine-substituted FcgammaRI mutants and randomly mutagenized periplakin. This allowed us to design TAT peptides that selectively interfered with endogenous FcgammaRI-periplakin interactions. The addition of these peptides to FcgammaRI-expressing cells modulated FcgammaRI ligand binding, as assessed by erythrocyte-antibody-rosetting. These data support a dominant-negative role of C-terminal periplakin for FcgammaRI biological activity and implicate periplakin as a novel regulator of FcgammaRI in immune cells.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Support Center