Systematic name M9165
Brief description Genes down-regulated in CD4 T conv over-expressing GATA1 [GeneID=2623] versus GATA1 and FOX3P [GeneID=2623;50943].
Full description or abstract The transcription factor FoxP3 partakes dominantly in the specification and function of FoxP3+ CD4+ T regulatory cells (Tregs), but is neither strictly necessary nor sufficient to determine the characteristic Treg transcriptional signature. Computational network inference and experimental testing assessed the contribution of several other transcription factors (TFs). Enforced expression of Helios or Xbp1 elicited specific signatures, but Eos, Irf4, Satb1, Lef1 and Gata1 elicited exactly the same outcome, synergizing with FoxP3 to activate most of the Treg signature, including key TFs, and enhancing FoxP3 occupancy at its genomic targets. Conversely, the Treg signature was robust to inactivation of any single cofactor. A redundant genetic switch thus locks-in the Treg phenotype, a model which accounts for several aspects of Treg physiology, differentiation and stability.
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Source publication Pubmed 22961053   Authors: Fu W,Ergun A,Lu T,Hill JA,Haxhinasto S,Fassett MS,Gazit R,Adoro S,Glimcher L,Chan S,Kastner P,Rossi D,Collins JJ,Mathis D,Benoist C
Exact source GSE40274_1487_200_DN
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Organism Mus musculus
Contributed by Jernej Godec (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
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