Profiling of differential gene expression in activated, allergen-specific human Th2 cells

X. D. Li, D. M. Essayan, M. C. Liu, T. H. Beaty, S. K. Huang

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Abstract

Th2 cells play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of allergic diseases, including asthma, but the molecular basis of the Th1/Th2 dichotomy and the precise molecular pathways leading to Th2-dominant immune responses are still unclear. To this end, we have combined suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) and high throughput analysis of cDNA arrays spotted with IMAGE clones to determine the profile of differential gene expression in human allergen-specific Th2 cells. Allergen-stimulated Th2 cells were used as the tester, and either resting Th2 cells or stimulated Th1 cells were used as the driver. SSH was used to equalize different mRNA levels and remove common sequences between the tester and the driver. Comparison of cDNA arrays probed with subtracted tester and non-subtracted driver provided a profile of Th2-selective gene expression. Analysis of 77 sequence-confirmed and differentially expressed genes in Th2 cells showed predominant EST sequences, representing 80% of sequences analyzed. The pattern of gene expression in 19 selected sequences was further analyzed in additional Th1 and Th2 clones. A total of 15 sequences showed predominant expression in Th2 cells, while the remaining four EST sequences showed no detectable amplification signal. The database containing Th2-selective genes will further our understanding of Th2 cell function and the genetic basis of allergic diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-98
Number of pages11
JournalGenes and Immunity
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Th2 Cells
Gene Expression Profiling
Allergens
Expressed Sequence Tags
Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis
Clone Cells
Gene Expression
Th1 Cells
Transcriptome
Genes
Sequence Analysis
Asthma
Databases
Messenger RNA

Keywords

  • cDNA microarray
  • Differential gene expression
  • Suppression subtractive hybridization
  • Th2 cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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Profiling of differential gene expression in activated, allergen-specific human Th2 cells. / Li, X. D.; Essayan, D. M.; Liu, M. C.; Beaty, T. H.; Huang, S. K.

In: Genes and Immunity, Vol. 2, No. 2, 01.01.2001, p. 88-98.

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Li, X. D. ; Essayan, D. M. ; Liu, M. C. ; Beaty, T. H. ; Huang, S. K. / Profiling of differential gene expression in activated, allergen-specific human Th2 cells. In: Genes and Immunity. 2001 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 88-98.
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