Negative regulation of cytokine signaling and immune responses by SOCS proteins

Akihiko Yoshimura, Hitomi Nishinakamura, Yumiko Matsumura, Toshikatsu Hanada

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Abstract

Immune and inflammatory systems are controlled by multiple cytokines, including interleukins and interferons. Many of these cytokines exert their biological functions through JAKs (Janus tyrosine kinases) and STAT (signal transduction and activators of transcription) transcription factors. CIS (cytokine-inducible SH2 (Src homology 2) protein) and SOCS (suppressor of cytokine signaling) are a family of intracellular proteins, several of which have emerged as key physiological regulators of cytokine-mediated homeostasis, including innate and adaptive immunity. In this review we focus on the molecular mechanism of the action of CIS/SOCS family proteins and their roles in immune regulation and inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-110
Number of pages11
JournalArthritis Research and Therapy
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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