Journal article

Critical and independent role for SOCS3 in either myeloid or T cells in resistance to Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Berit Carow, Ann-Kathrin Reuschl, Dolores Gavier-Widén, Brendan J Jenkins, Matthias Ernst, Akihiko Yoshimura, Benedict J Chambers, Martin E Rottenberg

PLOS Pathogens | Published : 2013

Abstract

Suppressor of cytokine signalling 3 (SOCS3) negatively regulates STAT3 activation in response to several cytokines such as those in the gp130-containing IL-6 receptor family. Thus, SOCS3 may play a major role in immune responses to pathogens. In the present study, the role of SOCS3 in M. tuberculosis infection was examined. All Socs3(fl/fl) LysM cre, Socs3(fl/fl) lck cre (with SOCS3-deficient myeloid and lymphoid cells, respectively) and gp130(F/F) mice, with a mutation in gp130 that impedes binding to SOCS3, showed increased susceptibility to infection with M. tuberculosis. SOCS3 binding to gp130 in myeloid cells conveyed resistance to M. tuberculosis infection via the regulation of IL-6/ST..

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