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Single-cell RNA sequencing was performed on eight donors using the InDrop v2 protocol. For each donor populations of CD45+ immune cells were assayed for trancriptome-wide RNA-sequence. At least one replicate was taken for each donor.

From the GEO summary: "Knowledge of immune cell phenotypes in the tumor microenvironment is essential for understanding mechanisms of cancer progression and immunotherapy response. We created an immune map of breast cancer using single-cell RNA-seq data from 45,000 immune cells from eight breast carcinomas, as well as matched normal breast tissue, blood, and lymph node. We developed a preprocessing pipeline, SEQC, and a Bayesian clustering and normalization method, Biscuit, to address computational challenges inherent to single-cell data. Despite significant similarity between normal and tumor tissue-resident immune cells, we observed continuous phenotypic expansions specific to the tumor microenvironment. Analysis of paired single-cell RNA and T cell receptor (TCR) sequencing data from 27,000 additional T cells revealed the combinatorial impact of TCR utilization on phenotypic diversity. Our results support a model of continuous activation in T cells and do not comport with the macrophage polarization model in cancer, with important implications for characterizing tumor-infiltrating immune cells."
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RNA sequencing data
Accession #: GSE114725

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RNA Sequence reads for 56 samples.
Accession #: SRP148597

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Accession #: PRJNA472383

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Illumina HiSeq 2500
Illumina HiSeq 4000
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83.3 Mb (TAR of CSV), 754.9 Mb (TSV), 601.4 Gb (SRA)
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