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A nuclear factor of activated T cell-like transcription factor in mast cells is involved in IL-5 gene regulation after IgE plus antigen stimulation.

Abstract : IL-5, which is produced mainly by activated T cells and allergically triggered mast cells, is a major survival and differentiation factor for eosinophils, and therefore, is of relevance to diseases associated with this type of cell infiltration, most importantly asthma. In this study, we have examined the transcriptional regulation of human IL-5 in a mouse mast cell line, CPII, stimulated with IgE and Ag. We report that an inducible activity in the region between -177 and -80, and a constitutive activity between -80 and -70, in the promoter of the human gene, are both necessary for the allergically triggered activation. A computer-assisted search for transcription factor binding motifs revealed a nuclear factor of activated T cell (NF-AT) and a GATA consensus site in the two regions. Corresponding binding activities were detected to be present in nuclear extracts from the mouse mast cell line by defined NF-AT and GATA binding sites as probes for a gel shift analysis. Competition analysis, in combination with probes from the human IL-5 promoter, confirmed that these factors indeed bind to the consensus sequences identified by computer analysis. An oligonucleotide spanning the IL-5 NF-AT consensus site is shown to confer allergic stimulation to a basal IL-5 promoter only in conjunction with the GATA site downstream, indicating that an inducible NF-AT-like factor cooperates with a constitutive member of the GATA transcription factor family in mediating the allergic stimulation of the human IL-5 gene.
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E Prieschl, V Gouilleux-Gruart, C Walker, N Harrer, T Baumruker. A nuclear factor of activated T cell-like transcription factor in mast cells is involved in IL-5 gene regulation after IgE plus antigen stimulation.. Journal of Immunology, Publisher : Baltimore : Williams & Wilkins, c1950-. Latest Publisher : Bethesda, MD : American Association of Immunologists, 1995, 154 (11), pp.6112-9. ⟨hal-02425305⟩

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