Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

J Cell Commun Signal (2018)

Abstract:

<p>Interferon gamma (IFN-γ), is a cytokine, which is an important regulator of host defense system by mediating both innate and adaptive immune responses. IFN-γ signaling is primarily associated with inflammation and cell-mediated immune responses. IFN-γ is also represented as antitumor cytokine which facilitates immunosurveillance in tumor cells. In addition, IFN-γ mediated signaling also elicits pro-tumorigenic transformations and promotes tumor progression. Impact of IFN-γ signaling in mammalian cells has been widely studied which indicate that IFN-γ orchestrates distinct cellular functions including immunomodulation, leukocyte trafficking, apoptosis, anti-microbial, and both anti- and pro-tumorigenic role. However, a detailed network of IFN-γ signaling pathway is currently lacking. Therefore, we systematically curated the literature information pertaining to IFN-γ signaling and develop a comprehensive signaling network to facilitate better understanding of IFN-γ mediated signaling. A total of 124 proteins were catalogued that were experimentally proven to be involved in IFN-γ signaling cascade. These 124 proteins were found to participate in 81 protein-protein interactions, 94 post-translational modifications, 20 translocation events, 54 activation/inhibiton reactions. Further, 236 differential expressed genes were also documented in IFN-γ mediated signaling. IFN-γ signaling pathway is made freely available to scientific audience through NetPath at ( http://www.netpath.org/pathways?path_id=NetPath_32 ). We believe that documentation of reactions pertaining to IFN-γ signaling and development of pathway map will facilitate further research in IFN-γ associated human diseases including cancer.</p>

Cite this Research Publication

M. Younis Bhat, Solanki, H. S., Advani, J., Khan, A. Ahmad, Prasad, T. S. Keshava, Gowda, H., Thiyagarajan, S., and Chatterjee, A., “Comprehensive network map of interferon gamma signaling.”, J Cell Commun Signal, 2018.