Jason Kurzer

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  • SH2B1 (SH2-B) and JAK2: a multifunctional adaptor protein and kinase made for each other TRENDS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM Maures, T. J., Kurzer, J. H., Carter-Su, C. 2007; 18 (1): 38-45


    Src homology 2 (SH2) B adaptor protein 1 (SH2B1; originally named SH2-B) is a member of a family of adaptor proteins that influences a variety of signaling pathways mediated by Janus kinase (JAK) and receptor tyrosine kinases. Although SH2B1 performs classical adaptor functions, such as recruitment of specific proteins to activated receptors, it also demonstrates a unique ability to enhance the kinase activity of the cytokine receptor-associated tyrosine kinase JAK2, as well as that of several receptor tyrosine kinases. SH2B1 is also among a small number of adaptor proteins shown to undergo nucleocytoplasmic shuttling, although its exact role within the nucleus is not yet clear. Deletion of the SH2B1 gene results in severe obesity and both leptin and insulin resistance, as well as infertility, which might be a consequence of resistance to insulin-like growth factor I. Thus, knockout mice support a role for SH2B1 as a positive regulator of JAK2 signaling pathways initiated by leptin, as well as of pathways initiated by insulin and, potentially, by insulin-like growth factor I.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.tem.2006.11.007

    View details for Web of Science ID 000243706900006

    View details for PubMedID 17140804

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