Systematic name M9263
Brief description Genes down-regulated in CXCR5- BCL6- CD4+ [GeneID=643;604;920] T cells versus CXCR5+ BCL6- [GeneID=643;604] follicular helper T cells.
Full description or abstract T follicular helper (Tfh) cells play a pivotal role in germinal center reactions, which requires Bcl6 transcription factor. To analyze their relationships with other effector T cell lineages and their stability in vivo, we developed and analyzed a new Bcl6 reporter mouse alone or together with other lineage reporter systems. Assisted with genome-wide transcriptome analysis, we show substantial plasticity of T cell differentiation in the early phase of immune response. At this stage, CXCR5 appears to be expressed in a Bcl6-independent manner. Once Bcl6 is highly expressed, Tfh cells can persist in vivo and some of them develop into memory cells. Together, our results indicate Bcl6 as a bona fide marker for Tfh polarized program.
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Source publication Pubmed 22987803   Authors: Liu X,Yan X,Zhong B,Nurieva RI,Wang A,Wang X,Martin-Orozco N,Wang Y,Chang SH,Esplugues E,Flavell RA,Tian Q,Dong C
Exact source GSE40068_2481_200_DN
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Organism Mus musculus
Contributed by Jernej Godec (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
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