Molecular mechanisms of interleukin-4 production

V. Casolaro, C. Steindler, S. J. Ono, S. N. Georas

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The mechanisms responsible for differential cytokine expression in T helper (Th) cell subsets are still elusive. Nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT)-1 has been involved in activation of the interleukin (IL)-2 and IL-4 genes, which are expressed by Th1 and Th2 cells, respectively. On the other hand, we have identified two factors having opposite effects on the transcription of the IL-2 and IL-4 genes in the human T cell line Jurkat: nuclear factor (NF)-kB and CCAAT-binding protein (CP)2. We postulate that NF- kB and CP2 play important roles in differential cytokine display in Th cells and might be involved in the regulation of IL-4 expression in health and disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
Issue number2 SUPPL.
StatePublished - 1997


  • (NF)-kB
  • Interleukin-4
  • T helper cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology


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