We used the U937 cell line to examine the modulation of adaptor protein interactions (Shc, Grb2, and Cbl) after high affinity IgG receptor (FcγRI) cross-linking, leading to the formation of the Grb2-Sos complex, the activation of Ras, and the regulation of the respiratory burst. Cross-linking of FcγRI induced the conversion of GDP-Ras to GTP-Ras reaching a maximum 5 min after stimulation. Concomitant with Ras activation, Sos underwent an electrophoretic mobility shift and the Sos-Grb2 association was increased (6- fold). The Grb2-Sos complex was present only in the membrane fraction and was augmented after FcγRI stimulation. Tyrosine-phosphorylated Shc, mainly the p52 isoform, was observed to transiently onload to the membrane Grb2-Sos complex on FcγyRI stimulation. Cross-linking of FcγRI induces the tyrosine phosphorylation of Cbl, which forms a complex with Grb2 and Shc via the Cbl C terminus. Kinetic experiments confirm that Cbl-Grb2 is relatively stable, whereas Grb2-Sos, Grb2-Shc, and Cbl-Shc interactions are highly inducible. The Src family tyrosine kinase inhibitor, PP1, was shown to completely inhibit Shc tyrosine phosphorylation, the Shc-Grb2 interaction, and the FcγR-induced respiratory burst. Our results provide the first evidence that the upstream activation of Src kinases is required for the modulation of the Shc-Grb2 interaction and the myeloid NADPH oxidase response.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy