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 gene sets
      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
Related gene sets (show 1 additional gene sets from the source publication)

(show 80 gene sets from the same authors)
External links  
Filtered by similarity
Organism Mus musculus
Contributed by Arthur Liberzon (MSigDB Team)
Source platform MOUSE_GENE_SYMBOL
Dataset references (show 1 datasets)
Download gene set format: grp | text | gmt | gmx | xml
Compute overlaps (show collections to investigate for overlap with this gene set)
Compendia expression profiles GTEx compendium
Human tissue compendium (Novartis)
Global Cancer Map (Broad Institute)
NCI-60 cell lines (National Cancer Institute)
Advanced query Further investigate these 314 genes
Gene families Categorize these 314 genes by gene family
Show members (show 362 members mapped to 314 genes)
Version history 7.1: Fixed RIKEN identifiers.

See MSigDB license terms here. Please note that certain gene sets have special access terms.