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An interactive reference framework for modeling a dynamic immune system

Overview of attention for article published in Science, July 2015
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An interactive reference framework for modeling a dynamic immune system
Published in
Science, July 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.1259425
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Matthew H. Spitzer, Pier Federico Gherardini, Gabriela K. Fragiadakis, Nupur Bhattacharya, Robert T. Yuan, Andrew N. Hotson, Rachel Finck, Yaron Carmi, Eli R. Zunder, Wendy J. Fantl, Sean C. Bendall, Edgar G. Engleman, Garry P. Nolan, Spitzer, Matthew H, Gherardini, Pier Federico, Fragiadakis, Gabriela K, Bhattacharya, Nupur, Yuan, Robert T, Hotson, Andrew N, Finck, Rachel, Carmi, Yaron, Zunder, Eli R, Fantl, Wendy J, Bendall, Sean C, Engleman, Edgar G, Nolan, Garry P


Immune cells function in an interacting hierarchy that coordinates the activities of various cell types according to genetic and environmental contexts. We developed graphical approaches to construct an extensible immune reference map from mass cytometry data of cells from different organs, incorporating landmark cell populations as flags on the map to compare cells from distinct samples. The maps recapitulated canonical cellular phenotypes and revealed reproducible, tissue-specific deviations. The approach revealed influences of genetic variation and circadian rhythms on immune system structure, enabled direct comparisons of murine and human blood cell phenotypes, and even enabled archival fluorescence-based flow cytometry data to be mapped onto the reference framework. This foundational reference map provides a working definition of systemic immune organization to which new data can be integrated to reveal deviations driven by genetics, environment, or pathology.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 13 6%
Switzerland 4 2%
Germany 3 1%
Japan 3 1%
United Kingdom 3 1%
France 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Other 9 4%
Unknown 182 82%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 136 61%
Student > Ph. D. Student 135 61%
Student > Master 34 15%
Other 33 15%
Student > Bachelor 21 9%
Other 94 42%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 205 92%
Immunology and Microbiology 57 26%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 55 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 52 23%
Unspecified 22 10%
Other 62 28%

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