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The sickening consequences of too much SYK signaling

Immune responses require a delicate balance: a weak response can cause immunodeficiency, whereas an excessive response can lead to hyperinflammatory disease and hematological malignancy. Because spleen tyrosine kinase has roles in multiple signaling pathways, its gain-of-function alterations in humans cause hypogammaglobulinemia as well as autoinflammation and predisposition to B cell lymphoma.

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Fig. 1: Activating germline SYK mutations affect many cellular functions.


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Aksentijevich, I. The sickening consequences of too much SYK signaling. Nat Genet 53, 432–434 (2021).

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