Project description:QuantSeq-Rev method to generate highly strand-specific next-generation sequencing (NGS) libraries enabling transcript quantification and identification of the 3'end of polyadenylated RNAs
Project description:Mouse ESCs depleted of the epigenetic modifying enzyme Usp22 fail to differentiate properly. Ectopic expresison of Usp22 results in spontaneous differnetiation. In order to understand the transcriptional program underlying this biological defect, whole genome expression analysis was performed. E14 mESCs were infected with lentivirus containing shRNA targeting Usp22 or control (Luc). RNA was extracted from both samples and subjected to expression analysis by affymetrix array.
Project description:Emergence of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) technology has paved novel routes for regenerative medicine. iPSCs offer the possibilities of disease modeling, drug toxicity studies as well as cell replacement therapies by autologous transplantation. Classical protocols of iPSC generation harness infection by retro- or lenti-viruses. Although such integrating viruses represent very robust tools for reprogramming, the presence of viral transgenes in iPSCs is deleterious as it holds the risk of insertional mutagenesis leading to malignant transformation. Moreover, remaining reprogramming transgenes have been shown to affect the differentiation potential of iPSCs. More recently, alternative protocols have been explored to derive transgene-free iPSC, including use of transposons, mRNA transfection, episomal plasmid transfection, and infection with non-integrating viruses such as Sendai virus. However, the utility of such protocols remains limited due to low efficiency and narrow range of cell specificity. In this study we aim at combining the robustness of lentiviral reprogramming with the high efficacy of Cre recombinase protein transduction to readily delete reprogramming transgenes from iPSCs. We demonstrate rapid generation of transgene-free human iPSCs by excising the loxP-flanked reprogramming cassette employing direct delivery of biologically active Cre protein. By genome-wide analysis and targeted differentiation towards the cardiomyocyte lineage, we show that transgene-free iPSCs do resemble more to human ESCs and has better differentiation potential than iPSCs before Cre transduction. Our study provides a simple, rapid and robust protocol for the generation of superior transgene-free iPSCs suitable for disease modeling, tissue engineering and cell replacement therapies. mRNA extracted from human Fibroblasts (AR1034ZIMA), human Embryonic Stem Cell line I3 (hES I3), three human induced Pluripotent Stem Cell clones 1, 1.2 and 1.4 (fl-ARiPS cl1, del-ARiPS cl 1.2, del-ARiPS cl1.4) has been hybridized on Illumina Human HT-12 (version 4 revision 2) arrays for genome wide expression analysis. Samples were run at least as duplicate technical replicates. Differential gene expression analysis has been performed on the grouped expression data with the human embryonic stem cells (hES I3) group as the reference.
Project description:In this experiment, we sought to analyze how the transcriptome of WT, Δ5|6, and Δ5|6:7|9 cells vary during differentiation of ESCs into cervical motor neurons 3 lines (WT, Δ5|6, Δ5|6:7|9)
Project description:To investigate the effects of ZIKV infection or ZIKV-NS4B-transduction on the global proteome scale at early stages of hNPC differentiation into neurons, hNPC cells were infected with ZIKV (Asian strain: H/PF/2013; MOI=0.01) or transduced with ZIKV-NS4B or HCV-NS4B and one day later cells were either left under proliferative conditions or neuronal differentiation was induced with ROCK inhibitors treatment and growth factors withdrawals. Five days later samples were harvested and processed for quantitative label-free proteomics.
Project description:In this experiment, we sought to analyze how the spatial organization of WT, Δ5|6, and Δ5|6:7|9 cells vary during differentiation of ESCs into cervical motor neurons 3 lines (WT, Δ5|6, Δ5|6:7|9)
Project description:We compare gene expression changes in mESCs culture in serum/LIF or 2i/LIF which favour the ground state pluripotency. Published RNASeq data where compared with newly generated data set in order to indentify transciptional signatures associated with pluripotency of mouse ES cells Examination of dynamic gene expression in mouse ES cells culture in convetional media (serum/LIF) and in 2i/LIF which favour the gorund state pluripotency