Human Gene Set: GSE21670_STAT3_KO_VS_WT_CD4_TCELL_TGFB_TREATED_DN

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Standard name GSE21670_STAT3_KO_VS_WT_CD4_TCELL_TGFB_TREATED_DN
Systematic name M7443
Brief description Genes down-regulated in CD4 [GeneID=920] T cells treated with TGF beta: STAT3 [GeneID=6774] knockout versus wildtype.
Full description or abstract STAT3, an essential transcription factor with pleiotropic functions, plays critical roles in the pathogenesis of autoimmunity. Despite recent data linking STAT3 with inflammatory bowel disease, exactly how it contributes to chronic intestinal inflammation is not known. Using a T cell transfer model of colitis we found that STAT3 expression in T cells was essential for the induction of both colitis and systemic inflammation. STAT3 was critical in modulating the balance of T helper 17 (Th17) and regulatory T (Treg) cells, as well as in promoting CD4+ T cell proliferation. We used chromatin immunoprecipitation and massive parallel sequencing (ChIP-Seq) to define the genome-wide targets of STAT3 in CD4+ T cells. We found that STAT3 bound to multiple genes involved in Th17 cell differentiation, cell activation, proliferation and survival, regulating both expression and epigenetic modifications. Thus, STAT3 orchestrates multiple critical aspects of T cell function in inflammation and homeostasis.
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Source publication Pubmed 20493732   Authors: Durant L,Watford WT,Ramos HL,Laurence A,Vahedi G,Wei L,Takahashi H,Sun HW,Kanno Y,Powrie F,O'Shea JJ
Exact source GSE21670_2385_200_DN
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Organism Mus musculus
Contributed by Jernej Godec (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
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