Cytokine signaling is negatively regulated by a set of SH2 domain-containing proteins, the Suppressors of Cytokine Signaling (SOCS) acting as intracellular modulators. Experimental evidence indicates that SOCS gene expression is induced by cytokines and pro-inflammatory stimuli and is highly controlled both at transcription and translation level. Furthermore, SOCS proteins appear rapidly degraded inside the cells, mostly controlling their stability by interacting with specific molecules such as elongin B and C. It has been shown that SOCS-1/JAB, a member of the SOCS family, interacts with TRIM-8/Gerp, a new ring protein specifically binding SOCS-1 recombitant polypeptide in-vitro and in-vivo. Trim-8/Gerp, transcribes IFN-gamma in epithelial and lymphoid cells and is expressed mostly ubiquitously in murine and human tissues. Here in this report we present the genomic organization of this new SOCS-1 interactor, and we add new tools for extending investigation of the complex mechanism that undergoes negatively regulation of cytokine signaling.

Genomic organization and cytokine-mediated inducibility of the human TRIM-8/GERP gene

FLATI, VINCENZO;
2004

Abstract

Cytokine signaling is negatively regulated by a set of SH2 domain-containing proteins, the Suppressors of Cytokine Signaling (SOCS) acting as intracellular modulators. Experimental evidence indicates that SOCS gene expression is induced by cytokines and pro-inflammatory stimuli and is highly controlled both at transcription and translation level. Furthermore, SOCS proteins appear rapidly degraded inside the cells, mostly controlling their stability by interacting with specific molecules such as elongin B and C. It has been shown that SOCS-1/JAB, a member of the SOCS family, interacts with TRIM-8/Gerp, a new ring protein specifically binding SOCS-1 recombitant polypeptide in-vitro and in-vivo. Trim-8/Gerp, transcribes IFN-gamma in epithelial and lymphoid cells and is expressed mostly ubiquitously in murine and human tissues. Here in this report we present the genomic organization of this new SOCS-1 interactor, and we add new tools for extending investigation of the complex mechanism that undergoes negatively regulation of cytokine signaling.
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