Journal article

Deletion of the SOCS box of suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3) in embryonic stem cells reveals SOCS box-dependent regulation of JAK but not STAT phosphorylation

Kristy Boyle, Jian-Guo Zhang, Sandra E Nicholson, Evelyn Trounson, Jeffery J Babon, Edward J McManus, Nicos A Nicola, Lorraine Robb

CELLULAR SIGNALLING | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

The mechanism by which Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling-3 (SOCS3) negatively regulates cytokine signaling has been widely investigated using over-expression studies in cell lines and is thought to involve interactions with both the gp130 receptor and JAK1. Here, we compare the endogenous JAK/STAT signaling pathway downstream of Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF) signaling in wild type (WT) Embryonic Stem (ES) cells and in ES cells lacking either the entire Socs3 gene or bearing a truncated form of SOCS3 (SOCS3DeltaSB) lacking the C-terminal SOCS box motif (SOCS3(DeltaSB/DeltaSB)). In SOCS3(DeltaSB/DeltaSB) cells phosphorylated JAK1 accumulated at much higher levels than in WT cells or even cel..

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