For the Mouse gene set with the same name, see LI_INDUCED_T_TO_NATURAL_KILLER_UP

Systematic name M2086
Brief description Genes up-regulated in ITNK cells (T-lymphocyte progenitors (DN3 cells) reprogrammed to natural killer (NK) cells by ablation of BCL11B [GeneID=64919] gene), compared to the parental DN3 cells.
Full description or abstract T cells develop in the thymus and are critical for adaptive immunity. Natural killer (NK) lymphocytes constitute an essential component of the innate immune system in tumor surveillance, reproduction, and defense against microbes and viruses. Here, we show that the transcription factor Bcl11b was expressed in all T cell compartments and was indispensable for T lineage development. When Bcl11b was deleted, T cells from all developmental stages acquired NK cell properties and concomitantly lost or decreased T cell-associated gene expression. These induced T-to-natural killer (ITNK) cells, which were morphologically and genetically similar to conventional NK cells, killed tumor cells in vitro, and effectively prevented tumor metastasis in vivo. Therefore, ITNKs may represent a new cell source for cell-based therapies.
Collection C2: Curated
      CGP: Chemical and Genetic Perturbations
Source publication Pubmed 20538915   Authors: Li P,Burke S,Wang J,Chen X,Ortiz M,Lee SC,Lu D,Campos L,Goulding D,Ng BL,Dougan G,Huntly B,Gottgens B,Jenkins NA,Copeland NG,Colucci F,Liu P
Exact source Table 1S: ITNK vs DN3 Ratio > 1
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