Molecular and Genetic Insights Into T Cell Antigen Receptor Signal Transduction

  • Arthur Weiss
  • Makio Iwashima
  • Bryan Irving
  • Nicolai S. C. van Oers
  • Theresa A. Kadlecek
  • David Straus
  • Andrew Chan
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 365)


T lymphocytes are relatively quiescent cells, poised in the G0 stage of the cell cycle, until they encounter antigen. The initiation of an immune response by T cells requires the recognition of antigen by the T cell antigen receptor (TCR) and the conversion of this recognition event into biochemical signals that can induce a cellular response. This cellular response leads to the clonal expansion of antigen-specific differentiated effector T cells.


Protein Tyrosine Kinase Antigen Receptor Bovine Leukemia Virus Severe Combine Immunodeficiency Protein Tyrosine Phosphorylation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur Weiss
    • 1
  • Makio Iwashima
    • 1
  • Bryan Irving
    • 1
  • Nicolai S. C. van Oers
    • 1
  • Theresa A. Kadlecek
    • 1
  • David Straus
    • 1
  • Andrew Chan
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Medicine and of Microbiology and Immunology, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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