Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor negatively regulates early IL-10-mediated responses

Ruud H.P. Wilbers*, Lotte B. Westerhof, Debbie R. Van Raaij, Jaap Bakker, Geert Smant, Arjen Schots

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Aim: Treatment of inflammatory disorders relies on the intervention in immune responses thereby restoring homeostasis. IL-10 is a cytokine with therapeutic potential, but until now has not been as successful as previously anticipated. A reason for this may be that IL-10 responsiveness depends on the environment of the inflamed tissue. In this study we investigated whether GM-CSF is able to influence IL-10-mediated responses. Methodology: Dendritic cells and macrophages were differentiated from mouse bone marrow and treated or depleted from GM-CSF prior to analyze their response to IL-10. Activity was assessed by measuring cytokine expression upon lipopolysaccharide stimulation, IL-10-induced signaling and downstream gene expression. Conclusion: This study describes that GM-CSF negatively regulates IL-10-mediated responses.
Original languageEnglish
Article number10.4155
JournalFuture Science OA
Issue number4
Early online date14 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018


  • dendritic cells
  • granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF)
  • interleukin-10 (IL-10)
  • macrophages
  • signal transduction


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