E-MTAB-5028 - Analysis of mouse T cell transcription profile after co-culture with BaF3 cells with or without the oncogenic point mutation JAK2 V617F
Submitted on 14 June 2016, last updated on 30 November 2018, released on 1 December 2018
The activation of PD-1 (Programmed Death receptor-1) on T cells can cause T cell exhaustion and immune tolerance. Some tumors up-regulate the expression of the ligand of PD-1, namely PD-L1 (Programmed Death Receptor-Ligand 1), thus preventing anti-tumor immune response and promoting immune-escape. Previous studies have shown that JAK2 (Janus Kinase 2) signaling can promote PD-L1 expression in Hodgkin Lymphoma. In Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN), JAK2 is frequently characterized by the the presence of the point-mutation V617F, which leads to its constitutive activation and to uncontrolled cell proliferation and survival. Accordingly, tumor cell lines expressing JAK2 V617F express higher levels of PD-L1 as compared to tumor cell lines negative for such mutations. In this experiment, we transfected BaF3 cells with a vector (plasmid for Murine Stem Cell Virus) containing the gene for JAK2 with the point-mutation V617F. As control, we used BaF3 cells transfected with the same vector, but without the gene for JAK2 V617F (empty vector). Both the cell lines (with/without JAK2 V617F) were co-cultured with primary murine T cells. When co-cultured with BaF3 cells expressing JAK2 V617F, T cells upregulated genes connected to senescence pathways, showed increased apoptosis, less cytokine production, and displayed other forms of dysfunction which can be associated with the activation of PD-1.
transcription profiling by array, stimulus or stress design
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