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E-GEOD-23212 - Gene expression profiling of mouse splenic Dendritic cells subsets

Released on 28 July 2010, last updated on 27 March 2012
Mus musculus
Samples (4)
Array (1)
Protocols (7)
We describe a novel subset of CD8+ DCs in lymphoid organs of naïve mice characterized by expression of the CX3CR1 chemokine receptor. CX3CR1+CD8+ DCs lack hallmarks of classical CD8+ DCs, including IL12 secretion, the capacity to cross-present antigen and their developmental independence of the transcriptional factor BatF3. Gene expression profiling showed that CX3CR1+CD8+ DCs resemble CD8- cDCs. The microarray analysis further revealed a unique plasmacytoid DC (PDC) gene signature of CX3CR1+ CD8+ DCs. A PDC relationship of the cells is further supported by the fact that they harbor characteristic D-J immunoglobulin gene rearrangements and that development of CX3CR1+CD8+ DCs requires E2-2, the critical transcriptional regulator of PDCs. Thus, CX3CR1+ CD8+ DCs represent a unique DC subset, related to but distinct from PDCs. After collagenase D digestion, spleens from Cx3cr1gfp/+ C57BL/6 mice were enriched for CD11c+ cells by magnetic separation according to the manufacturer’s protocol (MiltenyiBiotec GmbH). Splenic CD11chi cells were isolated using the FACS ARIA high-speed sorter (Becton-Dickinson). Total RNA was extracted and subjected to gene expression profiling using the Mouse Genome 430.2 Affymetrix GeneChip
Experiment type
transcription profiling by array 
Steffen Jung <>, Boris Reizis, Dunja Bruder, Jan Buer, Kanako L Lewis, Kenneth M Murphy, Liat Bar-On, Tal Birnberg
CX3CR1+ CD8alpha+ dendritic cells are a steady-state population related to plasmacytoid dendritic cells. Bar-On L, Birnberg T, Lewis KL, Edelson BT, Bruder D, Hildner K, Buer J, Murphy KM, Reizis B, Jung S. , PMID:20679228
Investigation descriptionE-GEOD-23212.idf.txt
Sample and data relationshipE-GEOD-23212.sdrf.txt
Raw data (1)
Processed data (1)
Array designA-AFFY-45.adf.txt
R ExpressionSetE-GEOD-23212.eSet.r