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Phosphatidylinositol-3 phosphatase myotubularin-related protein 6 negatively regulates CD4 T cells.

Intracellular Ca2+ levels rapidly rise following cross-linking of the T-cell receptor (TCR) and function as a critical intracellular second messenger in T-cell activation. It has been relatively under appreciated that K+ channels play an important role in Ca2+ influx into T lymphocytes by helping to maintain a negative membrane potential which provides an electrochemical gradient to drive Ca2+ influx. Here we show that the Ca2+-activated K+ channel, KCa3.1, which is critical for Ca2+ influx in reactivated naive T cells and central memory T cells, requires phosphatidylinositol-3 phosphatase [PI(3)P] for activation and is inhibited by the PI(3)P phosphatase myotubularin-related protein 6 ( MTMR6). Moreover, by inhibiting KCa3.1, MTMR6 functions as a negative regulator of Ca2+ influx and proliferation of reactivated human CD4 T cells. These findings point to a new and unexpected role for PI(3)P and the PI(3)P phosphatase MTMR6 in the regulation of Ca2+ influx in activated CD4 T cells and suggest that MTMR6 plays a critical role in setting a minimum threshold for a stimulus to activate a T cell.[1]


  1. Phosphatidylinositol-3 phosphatase myotubularin-related protein 6 negatively regulates CD4 T cells. Srivastava, S., Ko, K., Choudhury, P., Li, Z., Johnson, A.K., Nadkarni, V., Unutmaz, D., Coetzee, W.A., Skolnik, E.Y. Mol. Cell. Biol. (2006) [Pubmed]
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