STAT4 Is Required for Interleukin-12-induced Chromatin Remodeling of the CD25 Locus

Audrey O'Sullivan, Hua Chen Chang, Qing Yu, Mark Kaplan

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Signal transducer and activator of transcription 4 (STAT4) is a critical mediator of interleukin-12 (IL-12)-stimulated inflammatory immune responses. Despite extensive analysis of the immune responses of STAT4-deficient mice, there is still very little understood about STAT4-dependent gene induction. IL-12 stimulated increases in IL-2 receptor α chain gene (CD25) mRNA levels and surface expression require STAT4. In this report, we utilize chromatin immunoprecipitation assays to analyze IL-12-stimulated and STAT4-dependent changes in chromatin remodeling of the CD25 gene. Gene activation requires binding of STAT4 to the PRRIII upstream regulatory element, the recruitment of the CREB-binding protein (CBP), and chromatin remodeling including increased acetylation and decreased methylation of histones within the CD25 promoter. Evidence suggests that STAT4 also facilitates binding of other factors to the CD25 promoter including c-Jun. Thus, these results provide a model for STAT4-dependent gene induction and a mechanism for cytokine-induced expression of the CD25 gene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7339-7345
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume279
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 20 2004

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STAT4 Transcription Factor
Chromatin Assembly and Disassembly
Interleukin-12
Chromatin
Genes
CREB-Binding Protein
Acetylation
Methylation
Interleukin-2 Receptors
Chromatin Immunoprecipitation
Histones
Transcriptional Activation
Assays
Chemical activation
Cytokines

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STAT4 Is Required for Interleukin-12-induced Chromatin Remodeling of the CD25 Locus. / O'Sullivan, Audrey; Chang, Hua Chen; Yu, Qing; Kaplan, Mark.

In: Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 279, No. 8, 20.02.2004, p. 7339-7345.

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O'Sullivan, Audrey ; Chang, Hua Chen ; Yu, Qing ; Kaplan, Mark. / STAT4 Is Required for Interleukin-12-induced Chromatin Remodeling of the CD25 Locus. In: Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2004 ; Vol. 279, No. 8. pp. 7339-7345.
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