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IFN-gamma selectively inhibits lipopolysaccharide-inducible JE/monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 and KC/GRO/melanoma growth-stimulating activity gene expression in mouse peritoneal macrophages.

IFN-gamma and LPS have both been shown to stimulate enhanced chemoattractant cytokine gene expression in mononuclear phagocytes. In this report, IFN-gamma was found to suppress LPS- induced chemokine mRNA expression in a cell type- and gene-specific fashion. Expression of JE (monocyte chemoattractant protein-1) and KC (GRO/melanoma growth- stimulating activity) mRNA in macrophages stimulated with LPS was markedly suppressed by IFN-gamma in a dose- and time-dependent fashion. LPS-induced IP-10 mRNA was unaffected by IFN-gamma under identical experimental conditions. This effect was cell type-specific because JE and KC mRNA expression in LPS-stimulated murine endothelial cells, TNF-alpha-stimulated endothelial cells, and NIH-3T3 cells were unaffected by IFN-gamma. The IFN-gamma- mediated suppression of LPS- stimulated KC mRNA expression was independent of protein synthesis and mediated at the transcriptional level. These observations indicate that IFN-gamma may function as a negative regulatory signal for the expression of some proinflammatory cytokines in macrophages. The cell type-dependent differential behavior of individual members of the chemokine family may be an important determinant of the cellular composition and outcome of an inflammatory response.[1]


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