Immunologic Research

, Volume 47, Issue 1–3, pp 3–13 | Cite as

Tyrosine phosphatase SHP-1 in allergic and anaphylactic inflammation

  • Zhou Zhu
  • Sun Young Oh
  • You Sook Cho
  • Li Zhang
  • Yoon-Keun Kim
  • Tao Zheng


Protein tyrosine phosphatase SHP-1 is an essential regulatory molecule in many different signaling pathways. The biological importance of SHP-1 is underscored by the motheaten mutant mouse strains with immunological disorders involving multiple organs and by the close association of aberrant SHP-1 expression with several human diseases. Recent studies provided some compelling evidence that supports a role of SHP-1 in regulating mast cell development and function and also in regulating type 2 allergic inflammatory responses in both innate and adaptive immune responses. In this article, we summarize the recent advancement of our understanding of this interesting phosphatase in the important area of allergic inflammation.


Phosphatase Mast cells Th2 cytokines Allergic inflammatory response Allergy Asthma 



Bone marrow-derived mast cells


High-affinity Fc receptor for IgE


Stem cell factor or c-Kit ligand




Viable motheaten


Linker for activation of T cells 2, also called NTAL or LAB


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhou Zhu
    • 1
  • Sun Young Oh
    • 1
  • You Sook Cho
    • 1
  • Li Zhang
    • 1
  • Yoon-Keun Kim
    • 1
  • Tao Zheng
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy CenterJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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