Detection of a functional hybrid receptor gamma c/GM-CSFR beta in human hematopoietic CD34(+) cells

J Giron-Michel, M Fogli, A Gaggero, S Ferrini, A Caignard, D Brouty-Boye, S Baouz, M C Le Bousse-Kerdiles, B Peault, M van Dijk, S Bulfone-Paus, D Durali, S Chouaib, B Azzarone

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A functional hybrid receptor associating the common gamma chain (gammac) with the granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor receptor beta (GM-CSFRalpha) chain is found in mobilized human peripheral blood (MPB) CD34(+) hematopoietic progenitors, SCF/Flt3-L primed cord blood (CB) precursors (CBPr CD34(+)/CD56(-)), and CD34(+) myeloid cell lines, but not in normal natural killer (NK) cells, the cytolytic NK-L cell line or nonhematopoietic cells. We demonstrated, using CD34(+) TF1beta cells, which express an interleukin (IL)-15Ralpha/beta/gammac receptor, that within the hybrid receptor, the GM-CSFRbeta chain inhibits the IL-15-triggered gammac/JAK3-specific signaling controlling TF1beta cell proliferation. However, the gammac chain is part of a functional GM-CSFR, activating GM-CSF-dependent STAT5 nuclear translocation and the proliferation of TF1beta cells. The hybrid receptor is functional in normal hematopoietic progenitors in which both subunits control STAT5 activation. Finally, the parental TF1 cell line, which lacks the IL-15Rbeta chain, nevertheless expresses both a functional hybrid receptor that controls JAK3 phosphorylation and a novel IL-15alpha/gammac/TRAF2 complex that triggers nuclear factor kappaB activation. The lineage-dependent distribution and function of these receptors suggest that they are involved in hematopoiesis because they modify transduction pathways that play a major role in the differentiation of hematopoietic progenitors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)763-775
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Experimental Medicine
Volume197
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2003

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • IL-15
  • GM-CSF
  • IL-15R
  • Signal Transduction
  • CD34+
  • Cells

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