Standard name GSE27434_WT_VS_DNMT1_KO_TREG_DN
Systematic name M9621
Brief description Genes down-regulated in T reg: wildtype versus DNMT1 [GeneID=1786] knockout.
Full description or abstract We investigated the role of DNMT1 in immune homeostasis by generating mice lacking DNMT1 in Foxp3+ T-regulatory (Treg) cells. These mice showed decreased peripheral Foxp3+ Tregs, complete loss of Foxp3+ Treg suppressive functions in vitro and in vivo, and died from autoimmunity by 3-4 weeks unless they received perinatal transfer of wild-type Tregs that prolonged their survival. Methylation of CpG-sites in the TSDR region of Foxp3 was unaffected by DNMT1 deletion, but microarray revealed more >500 proinflammatory and other genes were upregulated in DNMT1-/- Tregs. CD4-Cre-mediated DNMT1 deletion showed inability of conventional T cells to convert to Foxp3+ Treg under appropriate polarizing conditions. Hence, DNMT1 is absolutely necessary for maintenance of the gene program required for normal Treg development and function.
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Source publication Pubmed 23444399   Authors: Wang L,Liu Y,Beier UH,Han R,Bhatti TR,Akimova T,Hancock WW
Exact source GSE27434_3798_200_DN
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Organism Mus musculus
Contributed by Jernej Godec (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
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