Author(s): Shultz LD, Rajan TV, Greiner DL
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Abstract Spontaneous mouse mutations that cause severe immunodeficiency or autoimmunity are invaluable tools with which to investigate the mammalian immune system. Mutations at the 'motheaten' locus result in severe immunological dysfunction due to disruption of the structural gene encoding Src-homology 2-domain phosphatase-1 (SHP-1). This natural model for a specific protein-tyrosine-phosphatase deficiency is being widely utilized to determine the role of SHP-1 in the negative regulation of multiple signaling pathways in a number of hematopoietic lineages.
This article was published in Trends Biotechnol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology