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Richter, M. ; Deligiannis, I.K. ; Yin, K. ; Danese, A. ; Lleshi, E.* ; Coupland, P.* ; Vallejos, C.A.* ; Matchett, K.P.* ; Henderson, N.C.* ; Colomé-Tatché, M. ; Martinez Jimenez, C.P.

Single-nucleus RNA-seq2 reveals functional crosstalk between liver zonation and ploidy.

Nat. Commun. 12:4264 (2021)
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Single-cell RNA-seq reveals the role of pathogenic cell populations in development and progression of chronic diseases. In order to expand our knowledge on cellular heterogeneity, we have developed a single-nucleus RNA-seq2 method tailored for the comprehensive analysis of the nuclear transcriptome from frozen tissues, allowing the dissection of all cell types present in the liver, regardless of cell size or cellular fragility. We use this approach to characterize the transcriptional profile of individual hepatocytes with different levels of ploidy, and have discovered that ploidy states are associated with different metabolic potential, and gene expression in tetraploid mononucleated hepatocytes is conditioned by their position within the hepatic lobule. Our work reveals a remarkable crosstalk between gene dosage and spatial distribution of hepatocytes.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
Keywords Gene-expression; Rna-seq; Transcription Factor; Human Hepatocytes; Ppar-alpha; Cell-cycle; Fibrosis; Polyploidization; Heterogeneity; Homeostasis
ISSN (print) / ISBN 2041-1723
e-ISSN 2041-1723
Quellenangaben Volume: 12, Issue: 1, Pages: , Article Number: 4264 Supplement: ,
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Publishing Place London
Reviewing status Peer reviewed
Institute(s) Helmholtz Pioneer Campus (HPC)
Institute of Computational Biology (ICB)
Grants Wellcome Trust
Cancer Research UK