Project description:This study set out to assay the (polyA+) transcriptomes of specific FACS sorted populations of mouse thymic epithelial cells (TEC). Two biological replicates of each of seven murine TEC populations were FACS sorted and sequenced.
Project description:The study set out to assess the genome-wide distribution of the chromatin modifications H3K4me3 and H3K27me3 in mature thymic epithelial cells. ChIP and input DNA was prepared from biological replicated FACS sorted mature mTEC samples and sequenced.
Project description:This study set out to assay the (polyA+) transcriptomes of single mature (MHCII high) mouse medullary thymic epithelial cells (mTEC). Following isolation by FACs, the transcriptomes of single mature mTEC was assayed using the Fluidigm C1 microfluidics platform and Illumina RNA-seq.
Project description:Normal thymic T cell development is enabled by a stromal microenvironment most importantly composed of distinct epithelial cell populations in cortex and medulla. Their differentiation, growth and function require the expression of the transcription factor Foxn1. Direct targets of Foxn1 have, however, remained largely undefined. Utilizing newly created static and inducible genetic model systems, we now provide a genome wide map of Foxn1 target genes and the sequences bound by this master regulator. Foxn1 controls not only essential steps early in intrathymic lymphoid development including T cell lineage commitment but is also indispensable for later stages in T cell maturation such as the selection of CD4 and CD8 T cells. Thus, Foxn1 function critically choreographs both early and late events in thymic lympho-stromal cross-talk. Foxn1 ChIP-seq and RNA-seq in mouse models of hypofunctional or conditional knock-out of Foxn1 Brief sample descriptions are shown below: Foxn1 ChIP-seq (GSM1945905) - chromatin immunoprecipitated using an antibody against FOXN1-FLAG (wt*); 2 samples Input ChIP-seq (GSM1945906) - input chromatin; 2 samples 42cT (GSM1945907) - RNA-seq on wt*/-::nu/nu cTEC; 3 samples 42mT (GSM1945908) - RNA-seq on wt*/-::nu/nu mTEC; 2 samples 96cT (GSM1945909) - RNA-seq on wt*/wt*::nu/nu cTEC; 3 samples 96mT (GSM1945910) - RNA-seq on wt*/wt*::nu/nu mTEC; 2 samples NcT (GSM1945911) - RNA-seq on Dox-treated TetO- iFoxn1(del7,8) cTEC; 5 samples PcT (GSM1945912) - RNA-seq on Dox-treated TetO+ iFoxn1(del7,8) cTEC; 5 samples C57BL/6 mice (GSM1945913) - ATAC-seq on wild-type cTEC; 1 sample Please see each sample for more detailed information.
Project description:The gene expression profile of peripheral Foxp3+ natural regulatory T cells isolated from Foxp3/EGFP bicistronic mice was compared to that of in vitro-induced regulatory T cells and to CD4+ conventional (Foxp3-) T cells. The role of the regulatory T cell transcription factor Foxp3 in shaping the transcriptosomes of natural and induced regulatory T cells was analyzed using mice expressing a mutant FOXP3-EGFP fusion protein (Foxp3deltaEGFP). We used gene expression microarrays to examine the transcriptional programs of natural and induced regulatory T cells and the function of Foxp3 in organizing the transcriptosomes of the respective cell type Experiment Overall Design: Conventional T cells and natural and induced regulatory T cells were derived from Foxp3/EGFP bicistronic mice and analyzed for their gene expression profile. Conventional T cells, regulatory T cell precursors (CD4+Foxp3deltaEGFP+) and induced regulatory T cell precursors (CD4+Foxp3deltaEGFP+) cells were deriv ed from Foxp3deltaEGFP mice
Project description:Following antigen encounter by CD4 T cells, polarizing cytokines induce the expression of master regulators that control differentiation. Inactivation of the histone methyltransferase Ezh2 was found to specifically enhance T-helper (Th)1 and Th2 cell differentiation and plasticity. Ezh2 directly bound and facilitated correct expression of Tbx21 and Gata3 in differentiating Th1 and Th2 cells, accompanied by substantial tri-methylation at lysine 27 of histone 3 (H3K27-Me3). In addition, Ezh2 deficiency resulted in spontaneous generation of discrete IFN-γ and Th2 cytokine-producing populations in non-polarizing cultures, and under these conditions IFN-γ expression was largely dependent on enhanced expression of the transcription factor Eomesodermin. In vivo, Loss of Ezh2 caused increased pathology in a model of allergic asthma and resulted in progressive accumulation of memory phenotype Th2 cells. This study establishes a functional link between Ezh2 and transcriptional regulation of lineage-specifying genes in terminally differentiated CD4 T cells. Wild type and Ezh2 knock out unpolarized Th cells, Th1 cells and Th2 cells are profiled for mRNA expression
Project description:Human liver progenitor cells (LPCs) show therapeutic potential, however, their in vitro culture results in inadequate function and phenotypic instability reflecting incomplete understanding of in vivo processes. Foetal LPCs capable of differentiation to a hepatocyte phenotype were isolated and mRNA expression profiling carried out using Affymetrix HGU133plus2 microarrays. This was compared to profiles from mature human hepatocytes and human embryonic stem cells undergoing hepatocytic differentiation. Foetal LPCs exhibit a distinct molecular profile consistent with a stem cell signature, cell division, and some liver-specific functions. 9 independent samples of second trimester liver progenitor cells were profiled along with 3 independent mature hepatocyte samples and 3 each of embryonic stem cells at day 9 and day 17 of differentiation to hepatocyte like cells.
Project description:To further development of our gene expression approach to biodosimetry, we have employed microRNA microarray expression profiling to identify genes with the potential to distinguish liver metastasis related microRNA. Colorectal cancer patients were administered anesthesia and 20 mL BM was taken from the right and left anterior iliac crests before surgery. Mononucleated cells were collected using a standard Ficoll-Hypaque gradient technique. To enrich for EpCAM+ cells, CD14+ cells were removed from the whole bone marrow using auto MACSTM pro (Milteny Biotec, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany) with anti-CD14 immunomagnetic beads (clone; TÜK4, Milteny Biotec). Next, CD45+ cells were removed by treatment with anti-CD45 immunomagnetic beads (clone; 5B1; Milteny Biotec). The residual CD14−CD45− cells were then incubated with FcR blocking reagent (Milteny Biotec), followed by incubation with anti-EpCAM immunomagnetic beads (clone; HEA-125, Milteny Biotec), and the CD14−CD45−EpCAM+ cells were taken up. Total RNA of these cells we analyzed the microRNA levels of CD14−CD45−EpCAM+ cells obtained from non-metastasis patients (n = 12) and liver metastasis patients (n = 7). Ten-microRNA consensus signature was identified that distinguished between CD14−CD45−EpCAM+ cells from liver metastasis patients and CD14−CD45−EpCAM+ cells from non-liver metastasis patients. MicroRNA expression of CD14-CD45-EpCAM+ cells in human bone marrow was measured. RNA of these cells we analyzed the microRNA levels of CD14−CD45−EpCAM+ cells obtained from non-metastasis patients (n = 12) and liver metastasis patients (n = 7).
Project description:We established a new protocol for negative immunomagnetic isolation of murine primary Type II alveolar epithelial cells (AEC II) yielding untouched primary murine AEC II. AEC II were collected from mice 24h after Aspergillus fumigatus or mock infection (9 replicates per experimental group) and analyzed by label-free quantitative proteomics.