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Identification of a portal vessel-associated fetal liver hematopoietic stem cell niche

ABSTRACT: Whereas the cellular basis of the hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) niche in the bone marrow has been characterized, the nature of the fetal liver (FL) niche is not yet elucidated. We show that Nestin+NG2+ pericytes associate with portal vessels, forming a niche promoting HSC expansion. Nestin+NG2+ cells and HSCs scale during development with the fractal branching patterns of portal vessels, tributaries of the umbilical vein. After closure of the umbilical inlet at birth, portal vessels undergo a transition from Neuropilin-1+Ephrin-B2+ artery to EphB4+ vein phenotype, associated with a loss of peri-portal Nestin+NG2+ cells and emigration of HSCs away from portal vessels. These data support a model in which HSCs are titrated against a peri-portal vascular niche with a fractal-like organization enabled by placental circulation. Characterization of the transcriptome of fetal liver and adult bone marrow niche using RNA-seq

ORGANISM(S): Mus musculus  

SUBMITTER: Jalal Ahmed Khan   Jalal A Khan  Paul Frenette 

PROVIDER: E-GEOD-72341 | ArrayExpress | 2015-12-03



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