STAT6 is abundantly expressed in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes and adipocytes but activating ligands are not well defined. In this report, we provide evidence that interleukin 4 (IL-4) induced JAK2-mediated STAT6 tyrosine phosphorylation and DNA binding in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes but not in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Loss of IL-4-mediated STAT6 tyrosine phosphorylation occurred 2 days after preadipocytes were induced to differentiate into adipocytes but when cells remained phenotypically preadipocytes. 3T3-L1 adipocytes were still responsive to IL-4 through tyrosine phosphorylation of other cellular proteins. We conclude that IL-4 signals through STAT6 in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes but not in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. This differentiation-dependent loss of STAT6 activation may be critical for distinct biological effects of IL-4 in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes and adipocytes. (C) 2000 Academic Press.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 19 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology