Differential regulation of Notch ligands in dendritic cells upon interaction with T helper cells

D. Sauma, P. Espejo, A. Ramirez, A. Fierro, M. Rosemblatt, M. R. Bono

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The Notch signalling pathway has recently been linked to T helper 1 (Th1)/T helper 2 (Th2) cell polarization via a mechanism involving differential expression of Notch ligands, Delta-like and Jagged, in antigen-presenting cells. However, whether stimuli other than pathogen-derived factors are involved in the regulation of Notch ligand expression in dendritic cells (DCs) remains unknown. Here, we address the effect of T helper cells (Th1 and Th2) on Delta-like 4 and Jagged 2 expression in bone marrow-derived DCs. We demonstrate that both Th1 and Th2 cells induce Delta-like 4 mRNA expression in DCs, in a process that is, in part, mediated by CD40 signalling. In contrast, only Th2 cells induce a significant increase in Jagged 2 mRNA levels in DCs. Additionally, we show that IL-4, a hallmark Th2 cytokine, plays a role in Jagged 2 expression, as evidenced by the fact that cholera toxin, a Th2-promoting stimulus, induces Jagged 2 mRNA expression in DCs only in the presence of IL-4. Finally, we demonstrate that DCs also express Notch 1 and that this expression is downregulated by IL-4. These data suggest that Notch ligands are differentially regulated in DCs: Delta-like 4 is regulated by T helper cells and by pathogen-derived Th1 stimuli, whereas Jagged 2 is regulated by Th2 cells and pathogen-derived Th2-promoting stimuli. Based on our results, we propose that the positive feedback loop that Th2 cells exert on T cell polarization may involve the induction of Jagged 2 expression in DCs.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)62-70
Número de páginas9
PublicaciónScandinavian Journal of Immunology
EstadoPublicada - jul 2011

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  • Inmunología

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