description
CTLA4 is one of the best studied inhibitory receptors of the CD28 superfamily. CTLA4 inhibits Tcell activation by reducing IL2 production and IL2 expression, and by arresting T cells at the G1 phase of the cell cycle. CTLA-4 expressed by a T cell subpopulation exerts a dominant control on the proliferation of other T cells, which limits autoreactivity. CTLA4 also blocks CD28 signals by competing for the ligands B71 and B72 in the limited space between T cells and antigenpresenting cells. Though the mechanism is obscure, CTLA4 may also propagate inhibitory signals that actively counter those produced by CD28. CTLA4 can also function in a ligand-independent manner.?CTLA-4 regulates the activation of pathogenic T cells by directly modulating T cell receptor signaling (i.e. TCR-zeta chain phosphorylation) as well as downstream biochemical signals (i.e. ERK activation). The cytoplasmic region of CTLA4 contains a tyrosine motif YVKM and a proline rich region. After TCR stimulation, it undergoes tyrosine phosphorylation by src kinases, inducing surface retention

external resources
NCBI:1269181
REACTOME:R-HSA-389513
PUBMED:11905831
PUBMED:10374692
PUBMED:16551244
PUBMED:12876557

genes
AKT1 , AKT2 , CD80 , CD86 , CTLA4 , FYN , LCK , LYN , PDPK1 , PPP2CA , PPP2CB , PPP2R1A , PPP2R1B , PPP2R5A , PPP2R5B , PPP2R5C , PPP2R5D , PPP2R5E , PTPN11 , SRC , YES1 , AKT3 ,