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Series GSE241609 Query DataSets for GSE241609
Status Public on Apr 01, 2024
Title Loss of Bcl3 influences gene expression in Tregs and Treg subsets [Bcl3-WT_Treg_bulkRNAseq]
Organism Mus musculus
Experiment type Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing
Summary Peripherally induced regulatory T cells (pTregs) expressing the retinoic acid receptor-related orphan-receptor gamma t (RORγt) are indispensable for intestinal immune homeostasis. Previous studies have determined the role of the atypical NFκB inhibitor Bcl3 in the development of colitis. In this study we analyzed the influence of Bcl3 on pTreg development and functionality in healthy mice and under colitogenic conditions. Our findings reveal that expression of Bcl3, in health, limits not just the development of pTregs in a T cell intrinsic manner but also the formation of a RORγt+Helios+ double positive subset (DPTreg) expressing an activated transcriptional profile. Consequently, loss of Bcl3 in Tregs does not impede their suppressive capacity in a model of T cell transfer colitis but moreover leads to increased production of anti-inflammatory cytokines IL-10 and TGFβ. We further demonstrate that lack of Bcl3 in Tregs results in trans-differentiation towards Th17-like cells. Finally, we provide a Bcl3 dependent gene signature in pTregs including altered signaling of the cytokines IL-2, IL-6 and TNFα. We therefore conclude that expression of Bcl3 regulates the sensitivity of Tregs towards homeostatic cytokines and consequently limits the formation of an unphysiological number of RORγt+ Tregs.
Overall design Cells from mesenteric lymph nodes (mLN) and spleen were isolated from wildtype mice (WT), Bcl3-/- Bcl3 deficient mice (KO) and mice conditionally overexpressing Bcl3 in Tregs (OE). Via fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) we isolated CD45+CD3+CD4+Foxp3+ Tregs and CD45+CD3+CD4+Foxp3- Thelper cells (Th).
We FACS sorted Foxp3+ T cells (CD45+, CD3+, CD4+) from mLN, spleen and small intestine lamina propria (SI) of Bcl3 sufficient and Bcl3 deficient mice, both with reporters for Foxp3-RFP and RORgt-GFP. We sorted peripherally induced Foxp3+RORgt+ pTregs and thymically induced Foxp3+RORgt- tTregs.
Contributor(s) Köhler A, Ohnmacht C
Citation(s) 38663461
Submission date Aug 23, 2023
Last update date Jul 02, 2024
Contact name Caspar Ohnmacht
Organization name Helmholtz Munich
Department Institute for Allergy Research
Street address Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
City Oberschleißheim
ZIP/Postal code 85764
Country Germany
Platforms (1)
GPL24247 Illumina NovaSeq 6000 (Mus musculus)
Samples (72)
GSM7731951 mLN pTreg WT1
GSM7731952 mLN tTreg WT1
GSM7731953 mLN tTreg WT2
This SubSeries is part of SuperSeries:
GSE241611 CD4+ T cells and Bcl3
BioProject PRJNA1008843

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