|Number of samples:||2|
|Release date:||Mar 1 2010|
|Last update date:||Mar 20 2012|
|Dataset link||Identifying the genes involved in CD4+ T cell mediated-acute allograft rejection|
Female mice of 6-10 week age were used for the study. BALB/c mice (H-2d) and BALB/c severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice were from the animal facility of Shandong University (Jinan, China). C57BL/6 (H-2b, B6) were from Vitalriveri Co. ltd (Beijing, China). Mice were maintained in a pathogen-free animal environment during the experimental process. The use of mice for the study was approved by the Institutional Animal Experimental Committee, and animal care and surgical procedures were performed in compliance with the standard animal experimental protocols of Shandong University School of Medicine. The process of generating skin acute allograft rejection followed the established procedure (12). Briefly, dorsal skin of C57BL/6 was transplanted onto the dorsal thorax of BALB/c SCID mice under sterile condition (allotransplant). As a control, dorsal skin of BALB/c mice was transplanted to BALB/c SCID mice (autotransplant). After 28 days of transplantation, CD4+ T cells were harvested from the spleens of BALB/c mice by using the mouse CD4+ T cells enrichment columns (R&D) with the purity >90% as measured by flow cytometry and 8x106 purified CD4+ T cells were adoptively injected into each transplanted mice via the lateral tail vein. The skin graft in each transplanted mice was then monitored daily. The skin graft was considered to fully reject when more than 50% of the skin became necrosis. SAGE Analysis Upon 14 days post CD4+ T cell transferring, CD4+ T cells were collected from the spleens of five mice in each group with adaptive CD4 T cell transferring using the same process described above. Total RNA was extracted from the purified cells by using Trizol reagent (Invitrogen) and mRNA was purified from the total RNA using oligo dT beads (Invitrogen). cDNA was synthesized by using MMLV reverse transcriptase and oligo(dT) primers (MBI-add full name). SAGE libraries from 4 allotransplant and autotransplant groups were constructed following the standard procedure (13). For each SAGE library, 1,200 sequences were collected through an ABI 3730 DNA sequencer (Applied BioSystems). SAGE tags were extracted from the sequences by using the SAGE2000 software (Invitrogen).