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Human memory T cells of the bone marrow are resting and maintain long-lasting memory

ABSTRACT: To compare human memory CD4+ T cell subsets in peripheral blood (PB) and bone marrow (BM) of healthy individuals at transcriptional level, we analyzed the global gene expression of ex vivo PB CD69- as well as BM CD69- and CD69+ memory CD4+ T cells from 4 paired PB and BM samples. The gene expression of these subsets was additionally compared to the transcriptional profile of 8 PB samples taken ex vivo or stimulated with phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) and Ionomycin for 3 hours. Three ex vivo memory CD4+ T cell subsets (CD4+CD45RO+CD69+ and CD4+CD45RO+CD69- cells from bone marrow; CD4+CD45RO+CD69- cells from peripheral blood) were isolated from 4 paired bone marrow and blood samples (two males and two females) or from a different cohort of 8 blood samples (3 males and five females). The purity of sorted cells was higher than 95% as assessed by FACS. Subsequently, a fraction of purified cells from the 8 blood samples were stimulated with phorbol-myristic-acid/ionomycin (PMA/iono) for 3 h and used as high controls. Total RNA of each cell subset was extracted using a NucleoSpin RNA XS Kit (Macherey-Nagel) or RNeasy Mini kit (Qiagen). The integrity and amount of isolated RNA was assessed for each sample using an Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer (Agilent, Waldbronn, Germany) and a NanoDrop ND-1000 spectrophotometer (NanoDrop Technologies, Wilmington, DE). Double-stranded complementary RNA was synthesized from 1 µg total RNA using Message AmpII Biotin (Ambion, USA). Fifteen micrograms of fragmented cRNA of each sample were hybridized to 28 HG-U133A plus 2.0 GeneChips (Affymetrix). Hybridization was performed in a Hybridization Oven 640, and chips were washed and stained in the Fluidics Station 400 (both Affymetrix). Finally, the arrays were scanned with a GeneChip Scanner 3000 using the GCOS software, version 1.4, both Affymetrix. All relevant GCOS data of quality checked microarrays were analyzed with High Performance Chip Data Analysis (HPCDA, unpublished), using the BioRetis database (, as described and validated previously.

ORGANISM(S): Homo sapiens  

SUBMITTER: Philipp von Roth   Georgi Wassilew  Anna Okhrimenko  Alessandro Serra  Sonya Demski  Joachim R. Grün  Koji Tokoyoda  Joachim R Grün  Jun Dong  Andreas Radbruch  Carmen Scheibenbogen  Kerstin Westendorf  Robert Kudernatsch  Günther Schönrich  Simon Reinke  Mairi A McGrath  Anja A Kühl  Martin Raftery  Zhuo Fang  Hyun-Dong Chang 

PROVIDER: E-GEOD-50677 | ArrayExpress | 2014-06-17



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In the bone marrow, a population of memory T cells has been described that promotes efficient secondary immune responses and has been considered to be preactivated, owing to its expression of CD69 and CD25. Here we show that human bone marrow professional memory T cells are not activated but are resting in terms of proliferation, transcription, and mobility. They are in the G0 phase of the cell cycle, and their transcriptome is that of resting T cells. The repertoire of CD4(+) bone marrow memory  ...[more]

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