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Title: IFN-gamma-dependent transcription of MHC class II IA is impaired in macrophages from aged mice
Author: Herrero Mateu, Carmen
Marquès Soler, Laura
Lloberas Cavero, Jorge
Celada Cotarelo, Antonio
Keywords: Transcripció genètica
Regulació genètica
Fisiologia cel·lular
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: American Society for Clinical Investigation
Abstract: To determine the effect of aging on IFN-gamma-induced MHC class II antigen expression, we produced bone marrow¿derived macrophages in vitro. In these conditions, we analyzed the effect of aging on the genomic expression of macrophages without the influence of other cell types that may be affected by aging. Although macrophages from young and aged mice showed an identical degree of differentiation, after incubation with IFN-gamma, the expression at the cell surface of the IA complex and the levels of IAbeta protein and mRNA were lower in aged macrophages. Moreover, the transcription of the IAbeta gene was impaired in aged macrophages. The amount of transcription factors that bound to the W and X, but not to the Y, boxes of the IAbeta promoter gene was lower in aged macrophages. Similar levels of CIITA mRNA were found after IFN-gamma treatment of both young and aged macrophages. This shows that neither the initial cascade that starts after the interaction of IFN-gamma with the receptor nor the second signals involved in the expression of CIITA are impaired in aged macrophages. These data indicate that aging is associated with low levels of MHC class II gene induction by IFN-gamma because of impaired transcription.
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It is part of: Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2001, vol. 107, núm. 4, p. 485-493.
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ISSN: 0021-9738
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Biologia Cel·lular, Fisiologia i Immunologia)

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