Journal article

Pathologic consequences of STAT3 hyperactivation by IL-6 and IL-11 during hematopoiesis and lymphopoiesis

Brendan J Jenkins, Andrew W Roberts, Claire J Greenhill, Meri Najdovska, Therese Lundgren-May, Lorraine Robb, Dianne Grail, Matthias Ernst

BLOOD | AMER SOC HEMATOLOGY | Published : 2007


We have previously demonstrated that STAT3 hyperactivation via the interleukin 6 (IL-6) cytokine family receptor gp130 in gp130 (Y757F/Y757F) mice leads to numerous hematopoietic and lymphoid pathologies, including neutrophilia, thrombocytosis, splenomegaly, and lymphadenopathy. Because IL-6 and IL-11 both signal via a gp130 homodimer, we report here a genetic approach to dissect their individual roles in these pathologies. Neutrophilia and thrombocytosis were absent in gp130 (Y757F/Y757F) mice lacking either IL-6 (gp130 (Y757F/Y757F): IL-6 (-/-)) or the IL-11 receptor alpha subunit (gp130 (Y757F/Y757F): IL-11Ralpha1 (-/-)), and this was associated with a normalized bone marrow compartment. ..

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