Calcineurin mediates human tumor necrosis factor alpha gene induction in stimulated T and B cells

The tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) gene is rapidly transcribed in activated T cells via a calcium-dependent pathway that does not require de novo protein synthesis, but is completely blocked by the immunosuppressive drugs cyclosporin A (CsA) and FK506. Here we show that calcineurin phosphatase activity is both necessary and sufficient for TNF-alpha… CONTINUE READING