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E-GEOD-30769 - Comparison of gene expression profiles in naïve WT and Asc-null bone marrow derived dendritic cells

Released on 8 July 2012, last updated on 17 July 2012
Mus musculus
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The adaptor protein ASC contributes to innate immunity through the assembly of caspase-1-activating inflammasome complexes. We demonstrate that ASC plays an inflammasome-independent cell-intrinsic role in adaptive immune cells. Asc-/- mice displayed defective antigen presentation by dendritic cells and lymphocyte migration due to impaired Rac-mediated actin polymerization. Genome-wide analysis showed that ASC, but not Nlrp3 or caspase-1, controls mRNA stability and expression of DOCK2, a guanine nucleotide exchange factor that mediates Rac-dependent signaling in immune cells. DOCK2-deficient dendritic cells showed similar defective antigen uptake as Asc-/- cells. Ectopic expression of DOCK2 in ASC-deficient cells restored Rac-mediated actin polymerization, antigen uptake and chemotaxis. Thus, ASC shapes adaptive immunity independently of inflammasomes by modulating DOCK2-dependent Rac activation and F-actin polymerization in dendritic cells and lymphocytes. Three replicates of naïve WT and three replicates of Asc-/- bone marrow derived dendritic cells were analyzed on the Affymetrix HT MG-430 PM plate array.
Experiment type
transcription profiling by array 
Geoffrey Neale <>, Geoffrey A Neale, Patrick J Shaw, R K Malireddi, Sirish K Ippagunta, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
The inflammasome adaptor ASC regulates the function of adaptive immune cells by controlling Dock2-mediated Rac activation and actin polymerization. Ippagunta SK, Malireddi RK, Shaw PJ, Neale GA, Walle LV, Green DR, Fukui Y, Lamkanfi M, Kanneganti TD. , PMID:21892172
Investigation descriptionE-GEOD-30769.idf.txt
Sample and data relationshipE-GEOD-30769.sdrf.txt
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Array designA-GEOD-11180.adf.txt
R ExpressionSetE-GEOD-30769.eSet.r