Essential Functions for ID Proteins at Multiple Checkpoints in Invariant NKT Cell Development
2013 (English)In: Journal of Immunology, ISSN 0022-1767, E-ISSN 1550-6606, Vol. 191, no 12, 5973-5983 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Invariant NKT (iNKT) cells display characteristics of both adaptive and innate lymphoid cells (ILCs). Like other ILCs, iNKT cells constitutively express ID proteins, which antagonize the E protein transcription factors that are essential for adaptive lymphocyte development. However, unlike ILCs, ID2 is not essential for thymic iNKT cell development. In this study, we demonstrated that ID2 and ID3 redundantly promoted iNKT cell lineage specification involving the induction of the signature transcription factor PLZF and that ID3 was critical for development of TBET-dependent NKT1 cells. In contrast, both ID2 and ID3 limited iNKT cell numbers by enforcing the postselection checkpoint in conventional thymocytes. Therefore, iNKT cells show both adaptive and innate-like requirements for ID proteins at distinct checkpoints during iNKT cell development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Association of Immunologists , 2013. Vol. 191, no 12, 5973-5983 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-103291DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1301521ISI: 000328483900024OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-103291DiVA: diva2:688495