Project description:We used microarrays to investigate gene expression changes in tumor-bearing Sca1-TOMATO-Lmo2 Nu/Nu mice Tumor-bearing bone marrows of three Sca1-TOMATO-Lmo2 Nu/Nu mice compared with bone marrow cells from four Control Nude mice and with thymus leukemic cells from ten Sca1-TOMATO-Lmo2 mice. GSM2209767 - GSM2209776 are re-analyses of GSE83570 (GSM2209749 - GSM220975 and GSM2209757 - GSM2209759).
Project description:Defects in thymic epithelial cell development causes autoimmune diseases due to breakdown of central tolerance, including skin inflammation. IKKa may be essential to link central tolerance to skin inflammation. We used microarrays to examine the global gene expression with or without kinase inactive IKKa, and identified a distinct set of down-regulated genes in the presence of kinase-dead IKKa in thymic epithelial cells. Overall design: Thymic epithelial cells were isolated from 5-6 weeks old mice. Total RNAs were extracted, and then subjected to Affymetrix mouse genome 430 2.0 array.
Project description:G-1 is an agonist to GPR30. Activation of GPR30 by G-1 inhibited prostate cancer cell growth in LNCaP xenografts regrown after catration of the host (nude mice), but not in the androgen-sensitive LNCaP xenograft grown in an intact host. Results provide insights into the molecular basis of G-1 action in castration-resistant prostate cancer. Male nude mice were injected with LNCaP cells. When the LNCaP tumors reached 150–300 mm3, mice were divided into two groups: intact (androgen-sensitive tumor) and castrated. For the intact group, mice were subcutaneously injected with vehicle alone (95% PBS, 2.5% DMSO, 2.5% ethanol) or G-1 (4 mg/kg/day in vehicle) daily for 16 days. For the castrated group, tumors regressed and then regrew to ~300-400mm3. Mice were treated daily with vehicle or G-1 as described for 16 days. Tumors were harvested for RNA extraction and microarray experiments.
Project description:To further identify gene expression signatures in the niche cells (CD45 negative) during proliferation of Hematopoietic stem cells (LSK), we employed mice whole genome (60K) microarray expression profiling as a discovery platform to identify the up-regulated and down-regulated genes of the niche. [Samples A-D] In this experiment a physiological stress model was created where the recipient mice were subjected to sub lethal radiation (700 CGy) following a transplantation of 30,000 LSK cells (HSCs). Bone marrow cells were isolated on day 0 (before transplantation) and day 10 (post transplantation of 30,000 LSK cells when maximum proliferation of HSCs was observed). Donor HSCs was sorted by FACS following RNA isolation and cDNA synthesis followed by single color global gene expression analysis. Agilent one-color experiment,Organism:Mouse, Agilent Whole Genome Mouse 8x60k (AMADID: 26986) , Labeling kit: Agilent Quick-Amp labeling Kit (p/n5190-0442)
Project description:Whereas the cellular basis of the hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) niche in the bone marrow has been characterized, the nature of the fetal liver (FL) niche is not yet elucidated. We show that Nestin+NG2+ pericytes associate with portal vessels, forming a niche promoting HSC expansion. Nestin+NG2+ cells and HSCs scale during development with the fractal branching patterns of portal vessels, tributaries of the umbilical vein. After closure of the umbilical inlet at birth, portal vessels undergo a transition from Neuropilin-1+Ephrin-B2+ artery to EphB4+ vein phenotype, associated with a loss of peri-portal Nestin+NG2+ cells and emigration of HSCs away from portal vessels. These data support a model in which HSCs are titrated against a peri-portal vascular niche with a fractal-like organization enabled by placental circulation. Characterization of the transcriptome of fetal liver and adult bone marrow niche using RNA-seq
Project description:LMO2 is a component of multisubunit DNA-binding transcription factor complexes that regulate gene expression in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell development. Enforced expression of LMO2 causes leukemia by inducing hematopoietic stem cell-like features in T-cell progenitor cells, but the biochemical mechanisms of LMO2 function have not been fully elucidated. In this study we systematically dissected the LMO2/LDB1 binding interface to investigate the role of this interaction in T-cell leukemia. Alanine scanning mutagenesis of the LIM interaction domain of LDB1 revealed a discrete motif R320LITR required for LMO2 binding. Most strikingly, co-expression of full length, wild type LDB1 increased LMO2 steady state abundance, whereas co-expression of mutant proteins deficient in LMO2 binding compromised LMO2 stability. These mutant LDB1 proteins also exerted dominant negative effects on growth and transcription in diverse leukemic cell lines. Raw gene expression data on HSB-2 cells is presented here. RNAseq were performed on HSB cell lines to examine their expression patterns
Project description:Over-activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor by TCDD in mice leads among other phenotypes to a severe thymic atrophy accompanied by immunosuppression. TCDD causes a block in thymocyte maturation and a preferential emigration of immature CD4-CD8- DN thymocytes (recent thymic emigrants) into the periphery. As part of this study gene expression profiles from DN thymocytes and thymic emigrants were generated from TCDD and solvent control mice Keywords: Affymetrix, TCDD, CD4-CD8- thymocytes, Thymus involution, thymic emigration, Ahr Female, 6-8 week old C57BL6 mice were i.p. injected with 10 µg/kg TCDD. After 5 days mice were anesthezised and FITC injected into their thymi. after 24h mice were sacrificed and CD4-CD8-FITC+ cells isolated from thymus (thymocytes) and spleen (recent thymus emigrants).