Single-cell analysis identifies a CD33+ subset of human cord blood cells with high regenerative potential
Elucidation of the identity and diversity of mechanisms that sustain long-term human blood cell production remains an important challenge. Previous studies indicate that, in adult mice, this property is vested in cells identified uniquely by their ability to clonally regenerate detectable, albeit highly variable levels and types, of mature blood cells in serially transplanted recipients. From a multi-parameter analysis of the molecular features of very primitive human cord blood cells that display long-term cell outputs in vitro and in immunodeficient mice, we identified a prospectively separable CD33+CD34+CD38−CD45RA−CD90+CD49f+ phenotype with serially transplantable, but diverse, cell output profiles. Single-cell measurements of the mitogenic response, and the transcriptional, DNA methylation and 40-protein content of this and closely related phenotypes revealed subtle but consistent differences both within and between each subset. These results suggest that multiple regulatory mechanisms combine to maintain different cell output activities of human blood cell precursors with high regenerative potential.
David J. H. F. Knapp; Colin A. Hammond; Tony Hui; Marijn T. J. Loenhout; Fangwu Wang; Nima Aghaeepour; Paul H. Miller; Michelle Moksa; Gabrielle M. Rabu; Philip A. Beer; Davide Pellacani; R. Keith Humphries; Carl Hansen; Martin Hirst; Connie J. Eaves
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Coppery inks paint an underwater rainbow
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Previous studies suggested that MeCP2 competes with linker histone H1, but this hypothesis has never been tested in vivo. Here, we performed chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by sequencing (ChIP-seq) of Flag-tagged-H1.0 in mouse forebrain excitatory neurons. Unexpectedly, Flag-H1.0 and ... more
Olympus Microscopy has partnered with the Nature Publishing Group to present the Neurotechniques Collection. This compilation of articles will draw together some of the groundbreaking research that has recently been published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience and Nature Methods. Sponsored by O ... more