Stat5 synergizes with t cell receptor/antigen stimulation in the development of lymphoblastic lymphoma

John A. Kelly, Rosanne Spolski, Panu E. Kovanen, Takeshi Suzuki, Julie Bollenbacher, Cynthia A. Pise-Masison, Michael F. Radonovich, Stephen Lee, Nancy A. Jenkins, Neal G. Copeland, Herbert C. Morse, Warren J. Leonard

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Abstract

Signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) proteins are latent transcription factors that mediate a wide range of actions induced by cytokines, interferons, and growth factors. We now report the development of thymic T cell lymphoblastic lymphomas in transgenic mice in which Stat5a or Stat5b is overexpressed within the lymphoid compartment. The rate of lymphoma induction was markedly enhanced by immunization or by the introduction of TCR transgenes. Remarkably, the Stat5 transgene potently induced development of CD8+ T cells, even in mice expressing a class II-restricted TCR transgene, with resulting CD8+ T cell lymphomas. These data demonstrate the oncogenic potential of dysregulated expression of a STAT protein that is not constitutively activated, and that TCR stimulation can contribute to this process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-89
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Experimental Medicine
Volume198
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 7 2003

Keywords

  • CD8 T cell
  • DNA microarray
  • Lymphoma
  • Stat5
  • TCR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology

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