Journal article

Epigenetic and transcriptional regulation of IL4-induced CCL17 production in human monocytes and murine macrophages

Amy T Hsu, Tanya J Lupancu, Ming-Chin Lee, Andrew J Fleetwood, Andrew D Cook, John A Hamilton, Adrian Achuthan

JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY | AMER SOC BIOCHEMISTRY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Interleukin 4 (IL4) is generally viewed as a Th2 cytokine capable of polarizing macrophages into an anti-inflammatory phenotype, whereas granulocyte macrophage-colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) is often viewed as a proinflammatory cytokine with part of this function due to its action on monocytes/macrophages. Paradoxically, these two cytokines act additively to enhance the in vitro differentiation of dendritic cells from precursors such as monocytes. One up-regulated marker of an IL4-polarized M2 macrophage is the chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 17 (CCL17), which we have recently reported to be induced by GM-CSF in monocytes/macrophages in an interferon regulatory factor 4 (IRF4)-dependent man..

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