Journal article

Socs3 maintains the specificity of biological responses to cytokine signals during granulocyte and macrophage differentiation

Ben A Croker, Lisa A Mielke, Sam Wormald, Donald Metcalf, Hiu Kiu, Warren S Alexander, Douglas J Hilton, Andrew W Roberts

EXPERIMENTAL HEMATOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) play key roles in regulating emergency granulopoiesis and inflammation, and are both negatively regulated by the inducible intracellular protein suppressor of cytokine signaling-3 (Socs3). Mice with Socs3 deleted specifically in hematopoietic cells succumb to severe neutrophil and macrophage-driven inflammation by 1 year of age, and responses to G-CSF are grossly exacerbated. In order to determine which elements of cellular responses to cytokines require Socs3, we have examined the differentiative and proliferative capacity of hematopoietic progenitor cells stimulated by G-CSF and IL-6. The differentiation of Socs3-defici..

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