Receptor-type protein-tyrosine phosphatase ζ is a functional receptor for interleukin-34

Sayan Nandi, Mario Cioce, Yee Guide Yeung, Edward Nieves, Lydia Tesfa, Haishan Lin, Amy W. Hsu, Robert Halenbeck, Hui Yong Cheng, Solen Gokhan, Mark F. Mehler, E. Richard Stanley

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Background: IL-34 and the known IL-34 receptor, CSF-1R, are differentially expressed in mouse brain; thus, IL-34 may signal via an additional receptor(s). Results: IL-34 binds to PTP-ζ on U251 human glioblastoma cells to stimulate intracellular signaling and responses. Conclusion: PTP-ζ is an IL-34 receptor. Significance: CSF-1R-independent actions of IL-34 via PTP-ζ should be considered in evaluating IL-34 roles in development and disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21972-21986
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number30
StatePublished - Jul 26 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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