We describe a novel cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase, termed BPK (B cell progenitor kinase), which is expressed in all stages of the B lineage and in myeloid cells. BPK has classic SH1, SH2, and SH3 domains, but lacks myristylation signals and a regulatory phosphorylation site corresponding to tyrosine 527 of c-src. BPK has a long, basic amino-terminal region upstream of the SH3 domain. BPK was evaluated as a candidate for human X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA), an inherited immunodeficiency characterized by a severe deficit of B and plasma cells and profound hypogammaglobulinemia. BPK mapped to within 100 kb of a probe defining the polymorphism most closely linked to XLA at DXS178. Reduction in or the absence of BPK mRNA, protein expression, and kinase activity was observed in XLA pre-B and B cell lines. BPK is likely the XLA gene and functions in pathways critical to B cell expansion.

Tsukada, S., Saffran, D. C., Rawlings, D. J., Parolini, O., Allen, R. C., Klisak, I., Sparkes, R. S., Kubagawa, H., Mohandas, T., Quan, S., Deficient expression of a B cell cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase in human X-linked agammaglobulinemia, <<CELL>>, 1993; 72 (2): 279-290. [doi:10.1016/0092-8674(93)90667-F] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/92526]

Deficient expression of a B cell cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase in human X-linked agammaglobulinemia

Parolini, Ornella;
1993

Abstract

We describe a novel cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase, termed BPK (B cell progenitor kinase), which is expressed in all stages of the B lineage and in myeloid cells. BPK has classic SH1, SH2, and SH3 domains, but lacks myristylation signals and a regulatory phosphorylation site corresponding to tyrosine 527 of c-src. BPK has a long, basic amino-terminal region upstream of the SH3 domain. BPK was evaluated as a candidate for human X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA), an inherited immunodeficiency characterized by a severe deficit of B and plasma cells and profound hypogammaglobulinemia. BPK mapped to within 100 kb of a probe defining the polymorphism most closely linked to XLA at DXS178. Reduction in or the absence of BPK mRNA, protein expression, and kinase activity was observed in XLA pre-B and B cell lines. BPK is likely the XLA gene and functions in pathways critical to B cell expansion.
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Tsukada, S., Saffran, D. C., Rawlings, D. J., Parolini, O., Allen, R. C., Klisak, I., Sparkes, R. S., Kubagawa, H., Mohandas, T., Quan, S., Deficient expression of a B cell cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase in human X-linked agammaglobulinemia, <>, 1993; 72 (2): 279-290. [doi:10.1016/0092-8674(93)90667-F] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/92526]
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