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SYK (P43405) - Overview - Molecular Target Synopsis


SYK, Tyrosine-protein kinase SYK
Enzyme Classification
UniProt P43405

Also Known as KSYK_HUMAN, SYK

Non-receptor tyrosine kinase which mediates signal transduction downstream of a variety of transmembrane receptors including classical immunoreceptors like the B-cell receptor (BCR). Regulates several biological processes including innate and adaptive immunity, cell adhesion, osteoclast maturation, platelet activation and vascular development. Assembles into signaling complexes with activated receptors at the plasma membrane via interaction between its SH2 domains and the receptor tyrosine-phosphorylated ITAM domains. The association with the receptor can also be indirect and mediated by adapter proteins containing ITAM or partial hemITAM domains. The phosphorylation of the ITAM domains is generally mediated by SRC subfamily kinases upon engagement of the receptor. More rarely signal transduction via SYK could be ITAM-independent. Direct downstream effectors phosphorylated by SYK include VAV1, PLCG1, PI-3-kinase, LCP2 and BLNK. Initially identified as essential in B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling, it is necessary for the maturation of B-cells most probably at the pro-B to pre-B transition. Activated upon BCR engagement, it phosphorylates and activates BLNK an adapter linking the activated BCR to downstream signaling adapters and effectors. It also phosphorylates and activates PLCG1 and the PKC signaling pathway. It also phosphorylates BTK and regulates its activity in B-cell antigen receptor (BCR)-coupled signaling. In addition to its function downstream of BCR plays also a role in T-cell receptor signaling. Plays also a crucial role in the innate immune response to fungal, bacterial and viral pathogens. It is for instance activated by the membrane lectin CLEC7A. Upon stimulation by fungal proteins, CLEC7A together with SYK activates immune cells inducing the production of ROS. Also activates the inflammasome and NF-kappa-B-mediated transcription of chemokines and cytokines in presence of pathogens. Regulates neutrophil degranulation and phagocytosis through activation of the MAPK signaling cascade (By similarity). Required for the stimulation of neutrophil phagocytosis by IL15 (PubMed:15123770). Also mediates the activation of dendritic cells by cell necrosis stimuli. Also involved in mast cells activation. Involved in interleukin-3/IL3-mediated signaling pathway in basophils (By similarity). Also functions downstream of receptors mediating cell adhesion. Relays for instance, integrin-mediated neutrophils and macrophages activation and P-selectin receptor/SELPG-mediated recruitment of leukocytes to inflammatory loci. Plays also a role in non-immune processes. It is for instance involved in vascular development where it may regulate blood and lymphatic vascular separation. It is also required for osteoclast development and function. Functions in the activation of platelets by collagen, mediating PLCG2 phosphorylation and activation. May be coupled to the collagen receptor by the ITAM domain-containing FCER1G. Also activated by the membrane lectin CLEC1B that is required for activation of platelets by PDPN/podoplanin. Involved in platelet adhesion being activated by ITGB3 engaged by fibrinogen. Together with CEACAM20, enhances production of the cytokine CXCL8/IL-8 via the NFKB pathway and may thus have a role in the intestinal immune response. Interacts with LYN; phosphorylates SYK (By similarity). Interacts with RHOH (phosphorylated); regulates mast cells activation (By similarity). Interacts with NFAM1 (phosphorylated); probably involved in BCR signaling (By similarity). Interacts with VAV1 (via SH2 domain); phosphorylates VAV1 upon BCR activation. Interacts with GAB2 (phosphorylated); probably involved in IgE Fc receptor signaling (By similarity). Interacts (via its SH2 domains) with CD79A (via its phosphorylated ITAM domain); the interaction stimulates SYK autophosphorylation and activation (By similarity). Interacts with FCRL3 (PubMed:19843936, PubMed:11162587). Interacts (via SH2 domains) with FCER1G (via ITAM domain); activates SYK and mediates neutrophils and macrophages integrin-mediated activation (By similarity). Interaction with FCER1G in basophils triggers IL3-induced IL4 production (By similarity). Interacts with ITGB2 and FGR; involved in ITGB2 downstream signaling (By similarity). Interacts with ITGB3; upon activation by ITGB3 promotes platelet adhesion. Interacts (via SH2 domains) with TYROBP (via ITAM domain); involved in neutrophils and macrophages integrin-mediated activation (By similarity). Interacts with MSN and SELPLG; mediates the selectin-dependent activation of SYK by SELPLG. Interacts with BLNK (via SH2 domain). Interacts (via the second SH2 domain) with USP25 (via C-terminus); phosphorylates USP25 and regulates USP25 intracellular levels. Interacts (via SH2 domains) with CLEC1B (dimer). Interacts with CLEC7A; participates in leukocyte activation in presence of fungal pathogens. Interacts (phosphorylated) with SLA; may regulate SYK through CBL recruitment. Interacts with YWHAG; attenuates BCR-induced membrane translocation and activation of SYK. Interacts (via SH2 domains) with GCSAM; the interaction increases after B-cell receptor stimulation, resulting in enhanced SYK autophosphorylation and activity. Interacts with TNS2; leading to the phosphorylation of SYK (PubMed:22019427). Interacts with FLNA (via filamin repeat 5); docks SYK to the plasma membrane (PubMed:20713593). Interacts with CEACAM1; lipopolysaccharide activated neutrophils induce phosphorylation of SYK resulting in the formation of a complex including TLR4 and the phosphorylated form of SYK and CEACAM1, which in turn, recruits PTPN6 that dephosphorylates SYK, reducing the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and lysosome disruption, leading to a reduction of the inflammasome activity (By similarity). Interacts (via SH2 domains) with CEACAM20 (phosphorylated form); the interaction further enhances CEACAM20 phosphorylation (By similarity). Interacts with IL15RA (PubMed:15123770).

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Isoforms / Transcripts (Protein Coding)

Sub-cellular localization

UniProt: SYK is active in the following subcellular-locations: cell membrane, cytoplasm, cytosol.
GO terms: SYK is active in the following subcellular-locations: B cell receptor complex, cytoplasm, cytosol, early phagosome, nucleus, plasma membrane, protein-containing complex, T cell receptor complex.

GO terms

Gene Copy Number Variation

In COSMIC - Cell Lines Project SYK has gain in 2 cell-lines, loss in 1 cell-lines and no signal in 1002 cell-lines. (see details)

Gene Expression

In NCI60, the highest expressing cell lines are: SW_620, HL_60, COLO205

In Array Express (RNA-seq of 675 commonly used human cancer cell lines), the highest expressing cell lines are: OCI-LY-3, NU-DUL-1, OCI-LY-10

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: CD20-positive B cell, CD14-positive monocyte, CD34-positive mobilized cell

(see details)

RNA Interference

SYK was reported in the following RNAI studies:

Cell - Large Scale Profiling of Kinase Dependencies in Cancer Cell Lines, the highest RNAi cell lines are: SKGT4, SKBR3. (see details)

3D Structures

For SYK there are:
70 structures (86 chains) solved
64 are solved in complex with at least one small molecule ligand
1 are solved with an approved drug

SYK is solved in complex with the approved drug(s):


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Molecular Target 3D Synopsis

Screening and Chemistry

SYK has been screened with 3735 compounds (5099 bioactivities), 2135 compounds have bioactivities that show binding affinity of <= 500nM (2590 bioactivities). (see details)