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Actin foci facilitate activation of the phospholipase C-γ in primary T lymphocytes via the WASP pathway

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Wiscott Aldrich Syndrome protein (WASP) deficiency results in defects in calcium ion signaling, cytoskeletal regulation, gene transcription and overall T cell activation. The activation of WASP constitutes a key pathway for actin filament nucleation. Yet, when WASP function is eliminated there is negligible effect on actin polymerization at the immunological synapse, leading to gaps in our understanding of the events connecting WASP and calcium ion signaling. Here, we identify a fraction of t...

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Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology
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R37AI043542
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David Depoil
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PN2EY016586
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Annual Grant
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NYUMC microscopy core
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David Depoil
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eLife Sciences Publisher's website
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eLIFE
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2015;4:e04953
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2050-084X
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