Changes in gene expression analysis of alphaCD3alpha/CD28 activated human naive and memory regulatory T cells (Treg) upon IL-7 treatment as measured by quantitative PCR array
ABSTRACT: This study evaluated changes in gene expression upon IL-7 treatment in human naive and memory Treg. CD4+CD25+CD127low naïve and memory Treg were isolated from fresh PBMC and separately stimulated with αCD3α/CD28 coupled beads (Invitrogen-Dynal) at a 1:10 bead/T cell ratio, treated with or without 10 ng/ml of rhIL-7 (R&D Systems) for 16 hours. qPCR gene expression profiling of CD4+CD25+CD127low naïve and memory Treg obtained from 2 separate donors. Cell lysates were prepared separately from the 2 donors and pooled prior to RNA extraction.
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CD4(+)CD25(+)FOXP3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) control the activation and expansion of alloreactive and autoreactive T cell clones. Because uncontrolled activation and expansion of autoreactive T cells occur in an IL-7-rich environment, we explored the possibility that IL-7 may affect the function of Treg. We show that the functional high-affinity IL-7R is expressed on both naive and memory Tregs, and exposure to IL-7 results in STAT-5 phosphorylation. Naive, but not memory, Tregs proliferated ...[more]
Project description:Normal fibroblasts and SSc fibroblasts between the third and six subpassages were used for experiments. Normal and scleroderma fibroblasts were serum-starved for 24 hours and incubated in the presence or absence of TGF-β1 (2ng/ml) for 6 hours. Total RNA was extracted from culture cells with ISOGEN (Nippon Gene, Tokyo, Japan). MicroRNA isolation from total RNA was performed using RT2 qPCR-Grade miRNA Isolation Kit (SA Bioscience). For RT2 Profiler PCR Array (SABioscience), microRNAs were reverse-transcribed into first strand cDNA using RT2 miRNA First Strand Kit (SABiosciences). A mixture of equal amounts of cDNAs from 5 normal fibroblasts or 5 SSc fibroblasts was prepared. The cDNA was mixed with RT2 SYBR Green/ROX qPCR Master Mix and the mixture was added into a 96-well RT2 miRNA PCR Array (SABiosciences) that included primer pairs for 88 human microRNAs. Human dermal fibroblasts were obtained by skin biopsy from the affected areas (dorsal forearm) of 5 patients with diffuse cutaneous SSc and <2 years of skin thickening. Control fibroblasts were obtained by skin biopsies from 5 healthy donors. Control donors were each matched with a SSc patient for age, sex, and biopsy site.
Project description:A murine model of RelA mutated throughout the alveolar epithelium was generated. Mice were anesthetized and intratracheally instilled with 106 CFU of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 3 into the left lung lobe. Mice were euthanized after 15 hours after instillation, and left lung lobes were collected to isolate RNA. We used SABioscience Mouse Inflammatory Cytokines and Receptors PCR Array to evaluate whether the expressions of lung cytokines and receptors during pneumococcal pneumonia are dependent on alveolar epithelial NF-κB RelA or not. qPCR gene expression profiling. RNA were collected from six different mouse lungs in each genotype (wild-type and alveolar epithelial RelA mutant). Equal amount of RNA (200ng) was pooled from six different mouse lungs, and 1μg of total RNA (1.2μg) was used to the PCR array.
Project description:A murine model of RelA mutated throughout the alveolar epithelium was generated. Mice were anesthetized and intratracheally instilled with 50μg LPS into the left lung lobe. Mice were euthanized after 6 hours after instillation, and left lung lobes were collected to isolate RNA. We used SABioscience Mouse Inflammatory Cytokines and Receptors PCR Array to evaluate whether the expressions of lung cytokines and receptors during LPS stimulation are dependent on alveolar epithelial NF-κB RelA or not. qPCR gene expression profiling. RNA were collected from six different mouse lungs in each genotype (wild-type and alveolar epithelial RelA mutant). Equal amount of RNA (200ng) was pooled from six different mouse lungs, and 1μg of total RNA (1.2μg) was used to the PCR array.
Project description:To determine the differentially expressed miRNAs in MDA-MB-231-GATA3 cells vs. MDA-MB-231-Control cells Pooled polyclonal cells from MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells +/- GATA3 over-expression were analyzed for miRNA expression
Project description:To identify dysregulated miRNAs in PAH HPASMC, we compared the miRNA expression profiles between normal and PAH HPASMC using the RT2 miRNA PCR Array System. Total RNA was isolated using a miRNeasy Mini Kit (Qiagen, Valencia, CA) and treated with an RNase-Free DNase Set (Qiagen). After quantification with Nanodrop 2000 spectrophotometer (ThermoScientific, Rockford, IL), miRNAs were reversely transcribed using a RT2 miRNA First Strand Kit (SABiosciences, Frederick, MD). The RT2 miRNA PCR Array System (SABiosciences) was used to study miRNA profiling in normal and PAH HPASMC. U6, SNORD44, SNORD47 and SNORD48 were used as internal controls for the profiling. HPASMC isolated from oe normal donor (C128, as control), one IPAH patient (B157), one PAH patient with Eisenmenger’s syndrome (CC-008) and one PAH patient with Scleroderma (CCF-004) were used for miRNA PCR array study. Data is normalized to the control sample. Three independent sample preparations were used for this study.
Project description:TGF-β1 signaling pathway of bone marrow of the Gata1low mouse model of myelofibrosis Four condition experiment. Biological replicates: 3 control CD1 mice, 3 Gata1low mice, 3 SB431542-treated Gata1low mice and 3 Vehicle-treated Gata1low mice.
Project description:TGF-β1 signaling pathway of spleen of the Gata1low mouse model of myelofibrosis Four condition experiment. Biological replicates: 3 control CD1 mice, 3 Gata1low mice, 3 SB431542-treated Gata1low mice and 3 Vehicle-treated Gata1low mice.
Project description:We examined the effect of IL-17 signaling pathway on extracellular matrix (ECM) expression and the involvement of IL-17 signaling pathway in pathogenesis of SSc. To identify differences in the expression pattern of ECM genes in IL-17A- or IL-17F-treated cells, we performed PCR array analysis, consisting of 84 ECM-related genes. Normal human dermal fibroblasts were cultured until they were confluent, and then stimulated with IL-17A or IL-17F for 12 hours, and total RNA was extracted. A mixture of equal amounts of mRNAs from three normal fibroblasts was prepared in the presence or absence of IL-17A or -17F, and mRNA expression profile was evaluated using PCR Array. Normal fibroblasts were obtained by skin biopsies from 3 healthy donors. Fibroblasts from donors were used and treated separately as indicated in the summary. Equal amount total RNA from each donor was pooled prior to gene expression analysis.
Project description:We investigated the roles of IRF-3 and IRF-7 in innate antiviral immunity against dengue virus (DENV). Double-deficient Irf-3-/-7-/- mice infected with the DENV2 strain S221 possessed 1,000-150,000 fold higher levels of viral RNA than wild-type and single-deficient mice 24 hours after infection; however, they remained resistant to lethal infection. IFN-α/β was induced similarly in wild-type and Irf-3-/- mice post DENV infection, whereas in the Irf-7-/- and Irf-3-/-7-/- mice, significantly low levels of IFN-α/β expression was observed within 24 hours post-infection. IFN-stimulated gene (ISG) induction was also delayed in Irf-3-/-7-/- mice relative to wild-type and single-deficient mice. In particular, Cxcl10 and Ifnα2 were rapidly induced independently of both IRF-3 and IRF-7 in the Irf-3-/-7-/- mice with DENV infection. Higher levels of serum IFN-γ, IL-6, CXCL10, IL-8, IL-12 p70, and TNF were also observed in Irf-3-/-7-/- mice 24 hours after infection, at which time point viral titers peaked and started to be cleared. Antibody-mediated blockade experiments revealed that IFN-γ, CXCL10, and CXCR3 function to restrict DENV replication in Irf-3-/-7-/- mice. Additionally, the ISGs Cxcl10, Ifit1, Ifit3, and Mx2 can be induced via an IRF-3- and IRF-7-independent pathway that does not involve IFN-γ signaling for protection against DENV. Collectively, these results demonstrate that IRF-3 and IRF-7 are redundant, albeit IRF-7 plays a more important role than IRF-3 in inducing the initial IFN-α/β response; only the combined actions of IRF-3 and IRF-7 are necessary for efficient control of early DENV infection; and the late, IRF-3- and IRF-7-independent pathway contributes to anti-DENV immunity. To identify the antiviral genes that are controlled by IRF-3 and IRF-7 signaling during DENV infection, we examined a panel of ISG expression in the spleens of wild-type, Irf-3-/-, Irf-7-/- and Irf-3-/-7-/- mice at 12 or 24 hours after DENV infection using a quantitative PCR array kit. The fold changes in expression of 55 genes from infected mice were normalized to that of strain-matched naïve mice.
Project description:The aim of the study was to elucidate which TGFB signaling pathway molecules are involved in the colon cancer chemoresistance. The PCR array used for this experiments was 84 Human TGF-β Signaling Targets (Cat. N. PAHS-235ZA, Qiagen) The expression of 84 Human TGF-β Signaling Targets genes was analyzed by RT2 profiler PCR array (PAHS-235ZA, Qiagen) using the StepOne Plus instrument (Applied Biosystems) following the manufacturer’s protocol. Two independent experiments were performed for each group of treatment. Untreated cells were used as reference control sample. The mRNA expression levels of each gene in each cell treatment were normalized using the expression of the housekeeping genes B2M, GAPDH, RPLP0, HPRT1 and ACTB.