Preparing your results

Our searching services are busy right now. Your search will reload in five seconds.

X
Forgot Password

If you have forgotten your password you can enter your email here and get a temporary password sent to your email.

Impaired c-Jun amino terminal kinase activity and T cell differentiation in death receptor 6-deficient mice.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11714751

During an immune response naive T helper (Th) cells differentiate into two functionally distinct subsets, Th1 and Th2, based on their cytokine secretion profile and immunomodulatory function. c-Jun amino terminal kinase (JNK) regulates Th cell differentiation by activating a transcriptional program required for cytokine production. We have recently identified a TNFR superfamily death domain-containing molecule, death receptor (DR)6, which potently activates JNK. T cells from DR6-deficient mice are substantially impaired in JNK activation. When DR6(-/-) mice were challenged with protein antigen, their T cells hyperproliferate and display a profound polarization toward a Th2 response whereas Th1 differentiation is not equivalently affected. In addition, DR6(-/)- T cells showed preference toward Th2 differentiation in vitro. The phenotype seen in the DR6(-/)- mice is not due to the apoptotic pathway. Therefore, DR6, working through JNK, rather than apoptosis, functions to attenuate the Th2 response. This is the first demonstration of a role in the activation and differentiation of Th cells by DR6 in particular and DRs in general.

Pubmed ID: 11714751 RIS Download

Mesh terms: Amino Acid Sequence | Animals | Apoptosis | Cell Differentiation | Cloning, Molecular | Female | Immunoglobulin E | Immunoglobulin G | JNK Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases | Male | Mice | Mice, Inbred C57BL | Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases | Molecular Sequence Data | Receptors, Tumor Necrosis Factor | T-Lymphocytes

Research resources used in this publication

None found

Research tools detected in this publication

None found

Data used in this publication

None found

Associated grants

None

Mouse Genome Informatics (Data, Gene Annotation)

Publication data is provided by the National Library of Medicine ® and PubMed ®. Data is retrieved from PubMed ® on a weekly schedule. For terms and conditions see the National Library of Medicine Terms and Conditions.