BLK, also known as B lymphoid kinase, is a 55 kd tyrosine kinases with a SH3, SH2 and catalytic domains that contain consensus sequences of the src protein tyrosine kinase family. BLK is expressed specifically in the B cell lineage and plays a role in signal transduction pathway that is restricted to B lymphoid cells (1). Stimulation of resting B-lymphocytes with antibodies to surface immunoglobulin (sIgD or sIgM) induces activation of BLK (2).
1. Dymecki, SM. et al: Specific expression of a tyrosine kinase gene, blk, in B lymphoid cells. Science. 1990 Jan 19;247(4940):332-6.
2. Burkhardt, AL. et al: Anti-immunoglobulin stimulation of B lymphocytes activates src-related protein-tyrosine kinases. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1991 Aug 15;88(16):7410-4.
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