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J Biol Chem. 1995 Aug 4;270(31):18428-36.

Ligation of the T-cell antigen receptor (TCR) induces association of hSos1, ZAP-70, phospholipase C-gamma 1, and other phosphoproteins with Grb2 and the zeta-chain of the TCR.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine 90024, USA.


Signaling by the T-cell antigen receptor (TCR) involves both phospholipase C (PLC)-gamma 1 and p21ras activation. While failing to induce Shc/Grb2 association, ligation of the TCR/CD3 receptor in Jurkat T-cells induced hSos1-Grb2 complexes. In addition to hSos1, Grb2 participates in the formation of a tyrosine phosphoprotein complex that includes 145-, 95-, 70-, 54-, and 36-38-kDa proteins. p145 was identified as PLC-gamma 1 and p70 as the protein tyrosine kinase, ZAP-70. Although of the same molecular weight, p95 was not recognized by an anti-serum to p95 Vav. The SH2 domains of Grb2 and PLC-gamma 1 were required for the formation of this protein complex. In anti-CD3-treated cells, Grb2 redistributed from the cytosol to a particulate cell compartment along with p36/p38, ZAP-70, and PLC-gamma 1. Part of the Grb2 complex associated with the particulate compartment could be extracted with Nonidet P-40, while the rest was Nonidet P-40 insoluble. In both the detergent-soluble and -insoluble fractions, Grb2 coimmunoprecipitated with the zeta-chain of the TCR. Taken together, these results indicate that anti-CD3 induces Grb2-hSos1-PLC-gamma 1-p36/p38-ZAP70 complexes, which localize in the vicinity of TCR-zeta.

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