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Title: Transcriptional profiling analysis of pre-selected DP thymocytes in response to positive and negative selection signals      
dateReleased:
06-30-2012
description:
Sustained Ca2+ entry into CD4+CD8+ double-positive thymocytes is required for positive selection. We identified a voltage-gated Na+ channel (VGSC), essential for positive selection of CD4+ T cells. Pharmacological inhibition of VGSC activity inhibited sustained Ca2+ influx induced by positive-selecting ligands and in vitro positive selection of CD4+ but not CD8+ T cells. In vivo shRNA knockdown of Scn5a specifically inhibited positive selection of CD4+ T cells. Ectopic expression of VGSC in peripheral AND CD4+ T cells bestowed the ability to respond to a positively selecting ligand, directly demonstrating VGSC expression was responsible for increased sensitivity. Thus active VGSCs in thymocytes provides a mechanism by which a weak positive selecting signal can induce sustained Ca2+ signals required for CD4+ T cell development. Pre-selected AND DP thymocytes were stimulated with plate bound peptide-loaded I-Ek Ig dimers. Genes were differentially regulated by positive and negative selection signals. The goal of this study is to identify ion-channel related genes critical for thymic positive selection, given the sustained Ca2+ entry into double positive thymocytes is required for positive selection. Total RNA of pre-selected AND thymocytes stimulated with I-Ek Ig dimers loaded with the positively-selecting peptide gp250, the negatively-selecting agonist peptide MCC, or the non-selecting control peptide Hb were used for the transcriptional profiling analysis. We found 28 genes were differentially down-regulated by MCC stimulation but upregulated by gp250 stimulation. One of them, scn4b, was ion-channel related.
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ID:
E-GEOD-38909
refinement:
raw
alternateIdentifiers:
38909
keywords:
functional genomics
dateModified:
07-17-2012
availability:
available
types:
gene expression
name:
Mus musculus
ID:
A-MEXP-1174
name:
Illumina MouseRef-8 v2.0 Expression BeadChip
accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-GEOD-38909/E-GEOD-38909.raw.1.zip
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accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-GEOD-38909/E-GEOD-38909.processed.1.zip
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accessURL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/query/acc.cgi?acc=GSE38909
storedIn:
Gene Expression Omnibus
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HTML
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abbreviation:
EBI
homePage: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/
ID:
SCR:004727
name:
European Bioinformatics Institute
homePage: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/
ID:
SCR:002964
name:
ArrayExpress
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