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adaptor protein

[ə′dap·tər ‚prō‚tēn]
(cell and molecular biology)
A specialized protein that links protein components of the signaling pathway, thereby aiding intracellular signal transduction.
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Isakov, "T cell activation induces direct binding of the Crk adapter protein to the regulatory subunit of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (p85) via a complex mechanism involving the Cbl protein," Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
BCAR1, a human homologue of the adapter protein p130Cas, and antiestrogen resistance in breast cancer cells.
Both NOD1 and NOD2 transduce signals through the adapter protein receptor-interacting protein 2 kinase (RIPK-2), also known as RICK, which leads to NF-[kappa]B downstream signaling and induction of proinflammatory cytokines.
Another hypothesis is that, in the same manner as the CTLA-4 vesicular trafficking, also in the context of autophagy in lymphocytes, LRBA would compete with clathrin adapter proteins, regulating this process.
Mal and MyD88: adapter proteins involved in signal transduction by Toll-like receptors.
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