Tandem SH2 domains of ZAP-70 bind to T cell antigen receptor zeta and CD3 epsilon from activated Jurkat T cells

R L Wange, S N Malek, S Desiderio, L E Samelson
1993 Journal of Biological Chemistry  
A proximal and critical biochemical event upon T cell antigen receptor (TCR) stimulation is the activation of a protein tyrosine kinase (PTK) pathway. ZAP-70, a PTK of the p72syk family, associates with phosphorylated TCR subunits upon TCR stimulation. Here we report that the tandem SH2 domains of ZAP-70, expressed as a fusion protein, bind to tyrosine-phosphorylated CD3 epsilon and TCR zeta from activated Jurkat T cell lysates. The single N- and C-terminal SH2 domains of ZAP-70, expressed
more » ... -70, expressed separately, do not bind these TCR subunits. In comparison to fusion proteins containing SH2 domains from other proteins, the tandem SH2 domains of ZAP-70 demonstrate a remarkably restricted repertoire of protein binding, binding only TCR zeta and CD3 epsilon. ZAP-70 is also recovered in the binding assay, but this is likely to be a consequence of its interaction with multiple SH2 binding sites on the zeta-zeta and CD3 epsilon-containing dimers.
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