Identification of a novel mutation in ZAP70 and prenatal diagnosis in a Turkish family with severe combined immunodeficiency disorder

Karaca E., Karakoc-Aydiner E. , BAYRAK Ö. F. , Keles S., Sevli S., Barlan I. B. , ...Daha Fazla

GENE, cilt.512, sa.2, ss.189-193, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 512 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.gene.2012.10.062
  • Dergi Adı: GENE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.189-193


Protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) play an important role in T cell development and activation. In vitro and in vivo defects, resulting in variable deficiencies in thymic development and in T cell antigen receptor (TCR) signal transduction, in PTKs have been shown. ZAP70, one of those PTKs, is a 70-kDa tyrosine phosphoprotein and associates with the chain zeta and undergoes tyrosine phosphorylation following TCR stimulation. It is expressed in T and natural killer (NK) cells. Several mutations were shown to lead to an autosomal recessive form of severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID).