Role of Syk in Fcγ receptor-coupled tyrosine phosphorylation of Cbl in a manner susceptible to inhibition by protein kinase C

Kaoru Hazeki, Osamu Hazeki, Tsuyoshi Matsuo, Tsukasa Seya, Toshiyuki Yamashita, Shigeharu Nagasawa, Hamid Band, Michio Ui

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Fcγ receptors (FcγR) of guinea pig neutrophils were ligated and anti-Cbl immunoprecipitates prepared therefrom were assayed for the associated protein tyrosine kinase activity, which increased upon ligation of FcγR. The increases were overcome upon activation of cellular protein kinase C by simultaneous addition of phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) to the ligated cells. Syk proved to be the most important tyrosine kinase bound to Cbl that served as the major substrate; essentially no tyrosine phosphorylation occurred in the anti-Cbl immunoprecipitates prepared from the cell lysate that had been depleted of Syk by prior immunoprecipitation with anti-Syk antibodies. Exposure of the 32P-labeled cells to PMA resulted in phosphorylation of cellular Cbl on serine residues. Thus, protein kinase C-induced serine phosphorylation of Cbl suppressed its tyrosine phosphorylation by Syk as a result of tyrosine kinase inhibition by unknown mechanisms, leading to inhibition of Cbl-mediated signaling such as phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase activation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3302-3312
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Immunology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 26 1999



  • Cbl
  • Fcγ receptor
  • Protein kinase C
  • Syk
  • Tyrosine phosphorylation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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