An inducible enhancer required for Il12b promoter activity in an insulated chromatin environment.

Abstract

Interleukin-12 (IL-12) and IL-23 are heterodimeric cytokines that serve as critical regulators of T helper cell development. The Il12b gene, which encodes the p40 subunit of both IL-12 and IL-23, is expressed in macrophages and dendritic cells following induction by bacterial products. Although the Il12b promoter, like the promoters of most proinflammatory… (More)

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