Tapio Lönnberg

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Naive CD4⁺ T cells can differentiate into specific helper and regulatory T cell lineages in order to combat infection and disease. The correct response to cytokines and a controlled balance of these populations is critical for the immune system and the avoidance of autoimmune disorders. To investigate how early cell-fate commitment is regulated, we(More)
We developed TraCeR, a computational method to reconstruct full-length, paired T cell receptor (TCR) sequences from T lymphocyte single-cell RNA sequence data. TraCeR links T cell specificity with functional response by revealing clonal relationships between cells alongside their transcriptional profiles. We found that T cell clonotypes in a mouse(More)
Differentiation of naïve CD4+ T cells into functionally distinct T helper subsets is crucial for the orchestration of immune responses. Due to extensive heterogeneity and multiple overlapping transcriptional programs in differentiating T cell populations, this process has remained a challenge for systematic dissection in vivo. By using single-cell(More)
We used stable isotope labeling with 4-plex iTRAQ (isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantification) reagents and LC-MS/MS to investigate proteomic changes in the nucleus of activated human CD4(+) cells during the early stages of Th2 cell differentiation. The effects of IL-4 stimulation upon activated naïve CD4(+) cells were measured in the nuclear(More)
DNA microarray technology has developed rapidly in recent years and has become an essential tool, providing novel approaches to biomedical research. In this paper, we describe a self-designed ImmunoChip cDNA array for immunological research. With a comprehensive selection of genes of interest, we can focus on key signalling pathways and molecular mechanisms(More)
In the last lustrum single-cell techniques such as single-cell quantitative PCR, RNA and DNA sequencing, and the state-of-the-art cytometry by time of flight (CyTOF) mass cytometer have allowed a detailed analysis of the sub-composition of different organs from the bone marrow hematopoietic compartment to the brain. These fine-grained analyses have(More)
Differentiation of lymphocytes is frequently accompanied by cell cycle changes, interplay that is of central importance for immunity but is still incompletely understood. Here, we interrogate and quantitatively model how proliferation is linked to differentiation in CD4+ T cells. We perform ex vivo single-cell RNA-sequencing of CD4+ T cells during a mouse(More)
A proper balance between different T helper (Th) cell subsets is necessary for normal functioning of the adaptive immune system. Revealing key genes and pathways driving the differentiation to distinct Th cell lineages provides important insight into underlying molecular mechanisms and new opportunities for modulating the immune response. Previous(More)
We have compared bacteriorhodopsin-based (alpha(2A)-AR(BR)) and rhodopsin-based (alpha(2A)-AR(R)) models of the human alpha(2A)-adrenengic receptor (alpha(2A)-AR) using both docking simulations and experimental receptor alkylation studies with chloroethylclonidine and 2-aminoethyl methanethiosulfonate hydrobromide. The results indicate that the(More)
Proper differentiation of naïve T helper cells into functionally distinct subsets is of critical importance to human health. Consequently, the process is tightly controlled by a complex intracellular signalling network. To dissect the regulatory principles of this network, immunologists have early on embraced system-wide transcriptomics tools, leading to(More)