Title: The beta c receptor family - Structural insights and their functional implications
Authors: Broughton, SE
Nero, TL
Dhagat, U
Kan, WL
Hercus, TR
Tvorogov, D
Lopez, AF
Parker, MW
Issue Year: 2015
Series Cytokine:
Abstract Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), interleukin-3 (IL-3) and IL-5 are members of a small family of cytokines that share a beta receptor subunit (beta c). These cytokines regulate the growth, differentiation, migration and effector function activities of many hematopoietic cells in bone marrow, blood and sites of inflammation. Excessive or aberrant signaling can result in chronic inflammatory conditions and myeloid leukemias. The crystal structures of the GM-CSF ternary complex, the IL-5 binary complex and the very recent IL-3 receptor alpha subunit build upon decades of structure-function studies, giving new insights into cytokine-receptor specificity and signal transduction. Selective modulation of receptor function is now a real possibility and the structures of the beta c receptor family are being used to discover novel and disease-specific therapeutics. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: https://publications.svi.edu.au/publications/2207
Other Identifiers 10.1016/j.cyto.2015.02.005
Publication type Review