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Zeta-chain (TCR) associated protein kinase 70kDa
PDB rendering based on 1m61.
Available structures: 1m61, 1u59, 2oq1, 2ozo
Symbol(s) ZAP70; SRK; STD; TZK; ZAP-70
External IDs OMIM: 176947 MGI99613 Homologene839
RNA expression pattern


More reference expression data

Human Mouse
Entrez 7535 22637
Ensembl ENSG00000115085 ENSMUSG00000026117
Uniprot P43403 P97455
Refseq NM_001079 (mRNA)
NP_001070 (protein)
NM_009539 (mRNA)
NP_033565 (protein)
Location Chr 2: 97.7 - 97.72 Mb Chr 1: 36.71 - 36.73 Mb
Pubmed search [1] [2]

ZAP-70 is an abbrevation for Zeta-chain-associated protein kinase 70 (70 is the molecular weight in kDa). The protein is a member in the protein-tyrosine kinase family. ZAP-70 is normally expressed in T cells and natural killer cells and has a critical role in the initiation of T-cell signaling. ZAP-70 in B cells is used as a prognostic marker in identifying different forms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

T lymphocytes are activated by engagement of the T cell receptor with processed antigen fragments presented by professional antigen presenting cells (e.g. macrophages, dendritic cells and B cells). Upon this activation, the tyrosine kinase Lck becomes activated and phosphorylates the intracellular portions of the CD3 complex (called ITAMs). The most important member of the CD3 family is CD3-zeta to which ZAP-70 binds (hence the abbreviation). The tandem SH2-domains of ZAP-70 are engaged by the doubly phosphorylated ITAMs of CD3-zeta, which positions ZAP-70 to phosphorylate the transmembrane protein LAT (Linker of Activated T cells). Phosphorylated LAT in turn serves as a docking site to which a number of signaling proteins bind. The final outcome of T cell activation is the transcription of several gene products which allow the T cells to differentiate, proliferate and secrete a number of cytokines.

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Further reading

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  • Chan AC, Kadlecek TA, Elder ME, et al. (1994). "ZAP-70 deficiency in an autosomal recessive form of severe combined immunodeficiency.". Science 264 (5165): 1599-601. PMID 8202713.
  • Wange RL, Malek SN, Desiderio S, Samelson LE (1993). "Tandem SH2 domains of ZAP-70 bind to T cell antigen receptor zeta and CD3 epsilon from activated Jurkat T cells.". J. Biol. Chem. 268 (26): 19797-801. PMID 8366117.
  • Huby RD, Carlile GW, Ley SC (1996). "Interactions between the protein-tyrosine kinase ZAP-70, the proto-oncoprotein Vav, and tubulin in Jurkat T cells.". J. Biol. Chem. 270 (51): 30241-4. PMID 8530437.
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