We previously reported the isolation of a cDNA encoding a T cell-specific adapter protein (TSAd). Its amino acid sequence contains an SH2 domain, tyrosines in protein binding motifs, and proline-rich regions. In this report we show that expression of TSAd is induced in normal peripheral blood T cells stimulated with anti-CD3 mAbs or anti-CD3 plus anti-CD28 mAbs. Overexpression of TSAd in Jurkat T cells interfered with TCR-mediated signaling by down-modulating anti-CD3/PMA-induced IL-2 promoter activity and anti-CD3 induced Ca2+ mobilization. The TCR-induced tyrosine phosphorylation of phospholipase C-γ1, SH2-domain-containing leukocyte-specific phosphoprotein of 76kDa, and linker for activation of T cells was also reduced. Furthermore, TSAd inhibited Zap-70 recruitment to the CD3ζ-chains in a dose-dependent manner. Consistent with this, Lck kinase activity was reduced 3- to 4-fold in COS-7 cells transfected with both TSAd and Lck, indicating a regulatory effect of TSAd on Lck. In conclusion, our data strongly suggest an inhibitory role for TSAd in proximal T cell activation.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|State||Published - Sep 15 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy