Cutting edge: A novel function for the SLAP-130/FYB adapter protein in β1 integrin signaling and T lymphocyte migration

Anne J. Hunter, Nadine Ottoson, Nancy Boerth, Gary A. Koretzky, Yoji Shimizu

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The role of integrin-mediated signaling events in T cell function remains incompletely characterized. We report here that α4β1 integrin stimulation of H9 T cells and normal human T cell blasts results in rapid and transient tyrosine phosphorylation of the adapter protein, SH2 domain- containing 76-kDa protein (SLP-76)-associated phosphoprotein of 130 kDa (SLAP-130)/FYB at levels comparable to those observed following TCR stimulation. Stimulation of T cells via the α4β1 integrin enhances the association of tyrosine phosphorylated SLAP-130/FYB with the SH2 domain of the src tyrosine kinase p59(fyn). Activation of normal T cells, but not H9 T cells, via α4β1 leads to tyrosine phosphorylation of SLP-76 as well as SLAP-130/FYB. Overexpression of SLAP-130/FYB in normal T cells enhances T cell migration through fibronectin-coated filters in response to the chemokine stromal cell-derived factor (SDF)-1α. These results identify SLAP- 130/FYB as a new tyrosine phosphorylated substrate in β1 integrin signaling and suggest a novel function for SLAP-130/FYB in regulating T lymphocyte motility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1143-1147
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Immunology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 2000

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