Chemokines regulate T cell trafficking into secondary lymphoid organs and migration across endothelial cells in response to inflammatory signals. The small guanosine triphosphatase Rap1 is a critical regulator of chemokine signaling in T cells, but how chemokines activate Rap1 has been unclear. A study showed that Abl family tyrosine kinases were essential for chemokine-induced Rap1 activation, T cell polarization, and migration. Abl family kinases promoted Rap1 activation by phosphorylating the
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