T-Lymphocyte kinases are important checkpoints that control T-cell motility by regulating a diverse range of signal transduction pathways. The distinct configuration of kinase events in T-cell could be used to fingerprint the status of T-cells. However, only small fraction human kinases have been characterized so far and little is known about the dynamics of the kinome in motile T-cells. Although several direct and indirect strategies exist to characterize cellular kinase activities, such as RNA interference, antibody arrays, enzyme kinetics, and mass spectrometry, this chapter focuses on an alternative multiplex phosphopeptide array-based methodology, which allows the kinome-wide identification of hyper-activated kinases involved in the regulation of T-cell migration.
Keywords: ICAM-1; Kinase; Kinome analysis; LFA-1; Peptide microarray; T-cell.