We previously reported that the pleckstrin homology (PH) domain of Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) binds Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 and that missense mutations in this domain which cause either human X-linked agammaglo-bulinemia (XLA) or murine X-Linked immunodeficiency (Xid) also dramatically reduce the Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 binding activity. In this paper, we describe the inositol phosphate binding specificity of the Btk PH domain and different inositol polyphosphate binding properties among the PH domains of Tec family kinases. Our results suggest that certain inositol phosphates and/or phosphoinositides are physiological ligands of some Tec family kinases and that Tec family members are differently regulated by inositol molecules.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1997 Jul 18|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology