BACKGROUND: With the completion of genome sequences belonging to some of the major crop plants, new challenges arise to utilize this data for crop improvement and increased food security. The field of genetical genomics has the potential to identify genes displaying heritable differential expression associated to important phenotypic traits. Here we describe the identification of expression QTLs (eQTLs) in two different potato tissues of a segregating potato population and query the potato genom ...[more]
Project description:Relative H3K27me3 enrichment, assessed by ChIP-on-chip, in two TLX positive and two TLX negative T Acute Lymphoblastique Leukemia (T-ALL) samples. Acute lymphoblastic leukemias (ALLs) are characterized by multi-step oncogenic processes leading to cell differentiation arrest and proliferation. Specific abrogation of maturation blockage constitutes a promising therapeutic option in cancer, which requires precise understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms. We show that the cortical thymic maturation arrest in T-lineage ALL that over-express TLX1 or TLX3 is due to binding of TLX1/TLX3 to ETS1, leading to repression of the T cell receptor (TCR) alpha enhanceosome activity and blocked TCR-Jalpha rearrangement. TLX1/TLX3 abrogation or enforced TCRalpha/beta expression leads to TCRalpha rearrangement and apoptosis. Importantly, the auto-extinction of clones carrying TCRalpha-driven TLX1 expression supports TLX 'addiction' in TLX-positive leukemias and provides further rationale for targeted therapy based on disruption of TLX1/TLX3.
Project description:Thymocytes without mutation in Notch1 in mice transplanted with ERG-transduced BM cells were compared with thymocytes in mice transplanted with GFP control-transduced bone marrow cells.
Project description:The onset of an infection-specific transcriptional program precedes the clinical diagnosis in patients who developed Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis (VAT) is another respiratory infection affecting<br><br>outcomes in intubated patients, but interactions between VAT and VAP remains unknown.
Project description:Thymocytes from mice transplanted with bone marrow cells infected with retrivirus for ERG were compared with control thymocytes regarding to gene expression. Mutations in Notch1 gene were not detected in the thymocytes.
Project description:Comprehensive gene expression profiles of seven NK cell lines and eleven clinical samples of NK cell neoplasm were analyzed to detect tumor-specific genes. The gene expression profiles of NK cells from normal donor were analyzed as control samples.