Journal article

SOCS3 negatively regulates LIF signaling in neural precursor cells

B Emery, TD Merson, C Snell, KM Young, M Ernst, TJ Kilpatrick

MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR NEUROSCIENCE | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2006

Abstract

Cytokines that signal through the LIFRbeta/gp130 receptor complex, including LIF and CNTF, promote the self-renewal of embryonic and adult neural precursor cells (NPCs). In non-CNS tissues, the protein suppressor of cytokine signaling-3 (SOCS3) negatively regulates signaling through gp130. Here, we analyze the role of SOCS3 in inhibiting LIF signaling in NPCs in vitro. SOCS3 is rapidly expressed by NPCs in response to LIF stimulation, with this expression largely dependent on recruitment of STAT proteins to the activated gp130 receptor. Proliferating NPC cultures can be generated from SOCS3 knockout (SOCS3KO/KO) embryos and display prolonged STAT3 phosphorylation and induction of the GFAP ge..

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