Gene expression profile of human cardiac fibroblasts (HCFs), induced cardiomyocytes (iCMs), and heart
ABSTRACT: Global gene expression profile of total 24460 probes in the iCMs. The gene expression shifts from a fibroblast state toward a cardiac-like phenotype by Gata4/Mef2c/Tbx5/Mesp1/Myocd (GMTMM) or GMTMM/miR-133 transduction at 7 days after transduction. MiR-133 silenced fibroblast signatures in parallel with cardiac gene activation, and Snai1 overexpression inhibited the effects of miR-133-mediated cardiac reprogramming. HCFs were used for negative control, human heart tissue for positive control. Gene expression profiles were compared among HCFs, iCMs and heart. 24460 probes were analyzed in each experiment.
Fibroblasts can be directly reprogrammed into cardiomyocyte-like cells (iCMs) by overexpression of cardiac transcription factors or microRNAs. However, induction of functional cardiomyocytes is inefficient, and molecular mechanisms of direct reprogramming remain undefined. Here, we demonstrate that addition of miR-133a (miR-133) to Gata4, Mef2c, and Tbx5 (GMT) or GMT plus Mesp1 and Myocd improved cardiac reprogramming from mouse or human fibroblasts by directly repressing Snai1, a master regulat ...[more]
Project description:Global gene expression patterns of the iCMs shift from a MEF state toward a cardiac-like phenotype by Gata4/Mef2c/Tbx5 (GMT) or GMT/miR-133 transduction at 3, 7 and 18 days after transduction (D3, D7 and D18) MiR-133 silenced fibroblast signatures in parallel with cardiac gene activation, and Snai1 overexpression inhibited the effects of miR-133-mediated cardiac reprogramming. MEFs were used for negative control, mouse heart tissue for positive control. Gene expression profiles were compared among MEFs, iCMs and heart. 23474 probes were analyzed in each experiment.
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