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Title: Gene expression profiling of pregnant and virgin mouse lung and liver      
dateReleased:
03-19-2011
description:
Metastasis depends on the ability of tumor cells to establish a relationship with the newly seeded host tissue that is conducive to their survival and proliferation. Recent evidence suggests that tumor cells regulate their own dissemination by preparing permissive “metastatic niches” within host tissues. However, the factors that are implicated in rendering tissues permissive for metastatic tumor growth have yet to be fully elucidated. Breast tumors arising during pregnancy display highly aggressive behaviour and early metastatic proclivity, raising the possibility that pregnancy may constitute a physiological condition of permissiveness for tumor dissemination. We show that during murine gestation, both the rate and degree of metastatic tumor growth are enhanced irrespective of tumor type and that decreased natural killer (NK) cell activity is responsible for the observed increase in experimental metastasis. We identify gene expression changes in pregnant mouse lung and liver that bear striking similarity with reported pre-metastatic niche signatures and several of the up-regulated genes are indicative of myeloid-cell infiltration. We provide evidence, that CD11b+ Gr-1+ myeloid-derived suppressor cells accumulate in pregnant mice and exert an inhibitory effect on NK cell activity, thereby enhancing metastatic tumor growth. MDSC have never been evoked in the context of pregnancy and our observations suggest that they may represent a further shared mechanism of immune suppression occurring during gestation and tumor growth. Three chips were done per organ (liver/lung) and per condition (virgin/pregnant), with equal amounts of RNA from two mice pooled for one chip.
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instance of dataset
ID:
E-GEOD-18907
refinement:
raw
alternateIdentifiers:
18907
keywords:
functional genomics
availability:
available
types:
gene expression
name:
Mus musculus
ID:
A-AFFY-45
name:
Affymetrix GeneChip Mouse Genome 430 2.0 [Mouse430_2]
accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-GEOD-18907/E-GEOD-18907.raw.1.zip
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download
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none
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accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-GEOD-18907/E-GEOD-18907.processed.1.zip
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ArrayExpress
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gzip compressed
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download
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accessURL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/query/acc.cgi?acc=GSE18907
storedIn:
Gene Expression Omnibus
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format:
HTML
accessType:
landing page
primary:
true
authentication:
none
authorization:
none
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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