We have recently shown that IL-10 represents an efficient stimulus for suppressor of cytokine signalling (SOCS)-3 mRNA expression in human neutrophils and PBMC. Herein, we identify cAMP-elevating agents such as prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), PGE1, forskolin, dibutyryl cAMP (dbcAMP) and cholera toxin as a novel class of agonists able to induce SOCS-3 mRNA and protein expression in human leukocytes, cooperating with interleukin-10 (IL-10) in such activities. While PGE2 or dbcAMP prolonged the stability of SOCS-3 mRNA isolated from IL-10-treated leukocytes, inhibitors of cAMP-dependent protein kinase A (H89, KT5720, and St-Ht31 peptide) did not influence the action of PGE2/dbcAMP and/or IL-10 on SOCS-3 mRNA and protein expression, implying that their effect are mediated through a PKA-independent pathway. Taken together, our data identify cAMP-elevating substances as a novel class of agonists able to trigger SOCS-3 expression, and suggest that SOCS-3 might be involved in the regulatory effects of cAMP-elevating substances.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||European Cytokine Network|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy
- Clinical Biochemistry