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LYN (P07948) - Overview - Molecular Target Synopsis


LYN, Tyrosine-protein kinase Lyn
Enzyme Classification
UniProt P07948

Also Known as LYN_HUMAN, LYN, JTK8

Non-receptor tyrosine-protein kinase that transmits signals from cell surface receptors and plays an important role in the regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses, hematopoiesis, responses to growth factors and cytokines, integrin signaling, but also responses to DNA damage and genotoxic agents. Functions primarily as negative regulator, but can also function as activator, depending on the context. Required for the initiation of the B-cell response, but also for its down-regulation and termination. Plays an important role in the regulation of B-cell differentiation, proliferation, survival and apoptosis, and is important for immune self-tolerance. Acts downstream of several immune receptors, including the B-cell receptor, CD79A, CD79B, CD5, CD19, CD22, FCER1, FCGR2, FCGR1A, TLR2 and TLR4. Plays a role in the inflammatory response to bacterial lipopolysaccharide. Mediates the responses to cytokines and growth factors in hematopoietic progenitors, platelets, erythrocytes, and in mature myeloid cells, such as dendritic cells, neutrophils and eosinophils. Acts downstream of EPOR, KIT, MPL, the chemokine receptor CXCR4, as well as the receptors for IL3, IL5 and CSF2. Plays an important role in integrin signaling. Regulates cell proliferation, survival, differentiation, migration, adhesion, degranulation, and cytokine release. Down-regulates signaling pathways by phosphorylation of immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motifs (ITIM), that then serve as binding sites for phosphatases, such as PTPN6/SHP-1, PTPN11/SHP-2 and INPP5D/SHIP-1, that modulate signaling by dephosphorylation of kinases and their substrates. Phosphorylates LIME1 in response to CD22 activation. Phosphorylates BTK, CBL, CD5, CD19, CD72, CD79A, CD79B, CSF2RB, DOK1, HCLS1, LILRB3/PIR-B, MS4A2/FCER1B, SYK and TEC. Promotes phosphorylation of SIRPA, PTPN6/SHP-1, PTPN11/SHP-2 and INPP5D/SHIP-1. Mediates phosphorylation of the BCR-ABL fusion protein. Required for rapid phosphorylation of FER in response to FCER1 activation. Mediates KIT phosphorylation. Acts as an effector of EPOR (erythropoietin receptor) in controlling KIT expression and may play a role in erythroid differentiation during the switch between proliferation and maturation. Depending on the context, activates or inhibits several signaling cascades. Regulates phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase activity and AKT1 activation. Regulates activation of the MAP kinase signaling cascade, including activation of MAP2K1/MEK1, MAPK1/ERK2, MAPK3/ERK1, MAPK8/JNK1 and MAPK9/JNK2. Mediates activation of STAT5A and/or STAT5B. Phosphorylates LPXN on 'Tyr-72'. Kinase activity facilitates TLR4-TLR6 heterodimerization and signal initiation. Interacts with TEC. Interacts (via SH2 domain) with FLT3 (tyrosine phosphorylated). Interacts with LIME1 and with CD79A upon activation of the B-cell antigen receptor. Interacts with the B-cell receptor complex. Interacts with phosphorylated THEMIS2. Interacts with EPOR. Interacts with MS4A2/FCER1B. Interaction (via the SH2 and SH3 domains) with MUC1 is stimulated by IL7 and the subsequent phosphorylation increases the binding between MUC1 and CTNNB1/beta-catenin. Interacts with ADAM15. Interacts with NDFIP2 and more weakly with NDFIP1. Interacts with FASLG. Interacts with KIT. Interacts with HCLS1. Interacts with FCGR2B. Interacts with FCGR1A; the interaction may be indirect. Interacts with CD19, CD22, CD79A and CD79B. Interacts (via SH3 domain) with CBLC, PPP1R15A and PDE4A. Interacts with TGFB1I1. Interacts (via SH3 domain) with PIK3R1, the regulatory subunit of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase; this interaction enhances phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase activity. Interacts with CSF2RB, the common subunit of the IL3, IL5 and CSF2 receptors. Interacts with PAG1; identified in a complex with PAG1 and STAT3. Interacts with ABL1. Interacts with PTPN6/SHP-1. Interacts (via SH3 domain) with SCIMP (via proline-rich region). Interacts with LPXN (via LD motif 3) and the interaction is induced upon B-cell antigen receptor (BCR) activation. Interacts (via SH3-domain) with ANKRD54 (via ankyrin repeat region) in an activation-independent status of LYN. Forms a multiprotein complex with ANKRD54 and HCLS1. Interacts (via SH2 and SH3 domains) with UNC119; leading to LYN activation. Interacts with CD36. Interacts with LYN (By similarity).

Inspect Structure
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Isoforms / Transcripts (Protein Coding)


LYN is targeted by Approved Drugs Dasatinib, Vandetanib. (see details)

Sub-cellular localization

Gene Copy Number Variation

In COSMIC - Cell Lines Project LYN has gain in 6 cell-lines, loss in 4 cell-lines and no signal in 994 cell-lines. (see details)

Gene Expression

In NCI60, the highest expressing cell lines are: K_562, SR, COLO205

In Array Express (RNA-seq of 675 commonly used human cancer cell lines), the highest expressing cell lines are: HNT-34, TMD8, KG-1

In Array Express (RNA-seq of long poly adenylated RNA and long non poly adenylated RNA from ENCODE cell lines), the highest expressing cell lines are: CD14-positive monocyte, CD20-positive B cell, HMEC

(see details)

RNA Interference

LYN was reported in the following RNAI studies:

Cell - Large Scale Profiling of Kinase Dependencies in Cancer Cell Lines, the highest RNAi cell lines are: OVTOKO, BT474. (see details)

3D Structures

For LYN there are:
5 structures (5 chains) solved
2 are solved in complex with at least one small molecule ligand

(see details)
Molecular Target 3D Synopsis

Screening and Chemistry

LYN has been screened with 1764 compounds (3355 bioactivities), 222 compounds have bioactivities that show binding affinity of <= 500nM (259 bioactivities). (see details)