IL-1 Receptor Accessory Protein and ST2 Comprise the IL-33 Receptor Complex

Discovery Research, Schering-Plough Biopharma (formerly DNAX Research), Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.
The Journal of Immunology (Impact Factor: 4.92). 09/2007; 179(4):2551-5. DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.179.4.2551
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IL-33 (IL-1F11) is a recently described member of the IL-1 family of cytokines that stimulates the generation of cells, cytokines, and Igs characteristic of a type 2 immune response. IL-33 mediates signal transduction through ST2, a receptor expressed on Th2 and mast cells. In this study, we demonstrate that IL-33 and ST2 form a complex with IL-1R accessory protein (IL-1RAcP), a signaling receptor subunit that is also a member of the IL-1R complex. Additionally, IL-1RAcP is required for IL-33-induced in vivo effects, and IL-33-mediated signal transduction can be inhibited by dominant-negative IL-1RAcP. The implications of this shared usage of IL-1RAcP by IL-1(alpha and beta) and IL-33 are discussed.

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    • "IL-33 is released into the extracellular milieu after cellular damage, mechanical injury, or necrosis [3]. The effects of IL-33 are mediated through its interaction with a heterodimeric receptor consisting of membrane-bound ST2 (also known as IL1RL1) and IL-1RAcP, leading to NF-jB and MAPK activation [1,456. IL-33 activates T cells [1,7], basophils [8], mast cells [9], eosinophils [10], innate lymphoid cells type 2 (ILC2) [11,12] and dendritic cells (DC) [13] , causing the production of proinflammatory mediators such as TNFa, IL-1b, IL-6 and IFN-c [6]. "
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    • "IL-33 is only produced by innate immune cells including epithelial cells, DCs and macrophages (Schmitz et al., 2005; Rank et al., 2009; Pichery et al., 2012), and is released most probably when cells sense inflammatory signals or undergo necrosis (Moussion et al., 2008; Cayrol and Girard, 2009). IL-33 signals via its receptor ST2 and co-receptor IL-1R accessory protein (IL-1RAcP) (Schmitz et al., 2005; Ali et al., 2007; Chackerian et al., 2007). ST2 is expressed on a wide-range of innate immune cells (Schmitz et al., 2005; "
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