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Nat Immunol ; 20(6): 687-700, 2019 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31061528


Most tissue-resident macrophage populations develop during embryogenesis, self-renew in the steady state and expand during type 2 immunity. Whether shared mechanisms regulate the proliferation of macrophages in homeostasis and disease is unclear. Here we found that the transcription factor Bhlhe40 was required in a cell-intrinsic manner for the self-renewal and maintenance of large peritoneal macrophages (LPMs), but not that of other tissue-resident macrophages. Bhlhe40 was necessary for the proliferation, but not the polarization, of LPMs in response to the cytokine IL-4. During infection with the helminth Heligmosomoides polygyrus bakeri, Bhlhe40 was required for cell cycling of LPMs. Bhlhe40 repressed the expression of genes encoding the transcription factors c-Maf and Mafb and directly promoted expression of transcripts encoding cell cycle-related proteins to enable the proliferation of LPMs. In LPMs, Bhlhe40 bound to genomic sites co-bound by the macrophage lineage-determining factor PU.1 and to unique sites, including Maf and loci encoding cell-cycle-related proteins. Our findings demonstrate a tissue-specific control mechanism that regulates the proliferation of resident macrophages in homeostasis and type 2 immunity.

Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/genética , Homeostase/genética , Homeostase/imunologia , Imunidade/genética , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Animais , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Biomarcadores , Ciclo Celular/genética , Ciclo Celular/imunologia , Proliferação de Células , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Infecções por Helicobacter/genética , Infecções por Helicobacter/imunologia , Helicobacter pylori/imunologia , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Imunofenotipagem , Macrófagos Peritoneais/imunologia , Macrófagos Peritoneais/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Monócitos/imunologia , Monócitos/metabolismo , Especificidade de Órgãos/genética , Especificidade de Órgãos/imunologia , Transcriptoma
J Exp Med ; 215(7): 1823-1838, 2018 Jul 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29773644


The cytokine IL-10 antagonizes pathways that control Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection. Nevertheless, the impact of IL-10 during Mtb infection has been difficult to decipher because loss-of-function studies in animal models have yielded only mild phenotypes. We have discovered that the transcription factor basic helix-loop-helix family member e40 (Bhlhe40) is required to repress Il10 expression during Mtb infection. Loss of Bhlhe40 in mice results in higher Il10 expression, higher bacterial burden, and early susceptibility similar to that observed in mice lacking IFN-γ. Deletion of Il10 in Bhlhe40-/- mice reverses these phenotypes. Bhlhe40 deletion in T cells or CD11c+ cells is sufficient to cause susceptibility to Mtb Bhlhe40 represents the first transcription factor found to be essential during Mtb infection to specifically regulate Il10 expression, revealing the importance of strict control of IL-10 production by innate and adaptive immune cells during infection. Our findings uncover a previously elusive but significant role for IL-10 in Mtb pathogenesis.