E-GEOD-36765 - Gene expression profiling of CD4+ T cells infiltrating human breast cancer (Discovery Set)

Released on 17 June 2013, last updated on 2 June 2014
Homo sapiens
Samples (34)
Array (1)
Protocols (6)
CD4+ helper T (Th) cells are critical regulators of immune responses but their role in breast cancer is currently unknown. This work aims to characterize Th cells infiltrating invasive primary human breast tumors, analyze the influence by the tumor microenvironment and identify Th cell specific prognostic gene signatures. CD4+ T cells isolated from the tumor (TIL), axillary lymph node (LN) and blood (PB) of 10 patients were analyzed on Affymetrix U133 Plus 2.0 arrays. A confirmation set of 60 patients were studied by flow cytometry, qRT-PCR or immunohistochemistry and analyzed according to the extent of the tumor immune infiltrate. Gene expression profiles of freshly isolated TIL were also compared with TIL that had been rested overnight or with CD4+ T cells [non-stimulated (NS) or stimulated (S)] from healthy donor PB treated with tumor supernatant (SN). Analysis of CD4+ TIL by comparing their expression profiles to those of their conterparts from patient axillary lymph nodes and peripheral blood and healthy donor blood CD4+ T cells were isolated from primary tumors, axillary lymph nodes and peripheral blood of 10 patients with invasive breast carcinomas and blood of 4 healthy donors and analyzed on Affymetrix U133 Plus 2.0 arrays
Experiment type
transcription profiling by array