IL-27 suppresses the production of IL-22 in human CD4(+) T cells by inducing the expression of SOCS1.

TitleIL-27 suppresses the production of IL-22 in human CD4(+) T cells by inducing the expression of SOCS1.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWang H, Li Z, Yang B, Yu S, Wu C
JournalImmunology letters
Volume152
Issue2
Pagination96-103
Date Published2013 May
Abstract

IL-27, a member of IL-6/IL-12 cytokine family, plays pro- and anti-inflammatory functions in immune responses. It can promote inflammation by inducing Th1 differentiation and exert the inhibitory effects on Th2 and Th17 mediated immune responses. Moreover, IL-27 suppresses CD28-mediated IL-2 production from mouse naive CD4(+) T cells. In the present study, we demonstrate that IL-27 inhibits the production of IL-22 and induces the expression of IFN-γ in CD4(+) T cells from human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells (CBMCs) stimulated with anti-CD3 and anti-CD28 in dose-dependent manner. In addition, the suppression of IL-22 is not dependent on the production of IFN-γ and IL-10. Importantly, IL-27 promotes the expression of SOCS1, which could be inhibited by a Jak2/STAT inhibitor, AG490. Importantly, the expression of IL-22 could not be inhibited under the circumstances with the lower expression of SOCS1. Moreover, IL-27 inhibits the production of IL-22 in CD4(+)CD45RA(+) and CD4(+)CD45RO(+) T cells from PBMCs. These data identify that IL-27 may suppress the production of IL-22 by inducing the expression of SOCS1 in human CD4(+) T cells. Furthermore, it demonstrates that IL-27 may be a therapeutic approach in the treatment of IL-22-mediated diseases.

DOI10.1155/2013/379850
Alternate JournalImmunol. Lett.