Single-nucleus RNA-seq of prefrontal cortex in adult human, chimp and macaque
ABSTRACT: The human brain has changed dramatically since humans diverged from our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and the other great apes. However, the genetic and developmental programs underlying this divergence are not fully understood. Here, we generate single-nucleus RNA-seq data of human, chimpanzee and macaque adult prefrontal cortex. Spatial information is obtained by isolating nuclei from sequential sections sliced from basal to apical positions. By comparing transcriptome of different cell types in the three species, we map human-specific expression in adult prefrontal cortex. By comparing to single cell RNA-seq data of cerebral organoids of the same species, we find developmental differences that persist into adulthood, as well as cell state-specific changes that occur exclusively in the adult brain.
Project description:The human brain has changed dramatically since humans diverged from our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and the other great apes. However, the genetic and developmental programs underlying this divergence are not fully understood. Here, we generate single-nucleus RNA-seq data of human, chimpanzee and macaque adult prefrontal cortex. Spatial information is obtained by isolating nuclei from sequential sections sliced from basal to apical positions. Bulk RNA-seq is performed for the same sections to determine positional information of the sections, by comparing the section transcriptome with published transcriptome data of cortical layers in human, chimpanzee and macaque.
Project description:The human brain has changed dramatically from other primate species, but the genetic and developmental mechanisms behind the differences remains unclear. Here we used single cell RNA sequencing based on 10X technology to explore temporal transcriptomic dynamics and cellular heterogeneity in cerebral organoids derived from human and non-human primates chimpanzee and rhesus macaque stem cells. Using cerebral organoids as a proxy of early brain development, we detect a delayed pace of human brain development relative to the other two primate species. Additional human-specific gene expression patterns resolved to different cell states through progenitors to neurons are also found. Our data provide a transcriptomic cell atlas of primate early brain development, and illustrate features that are unique to humans.
Project description:We investigate the single-cell landscape of the inflammatory mouse tumor model MC38, a C57BL/6 tumor cell line derived from colon adenocarcinoma. MC38 (diluted in HBSS and matrigel) was inoculated in the right unilateral flank (in the border of positions B2 and B3) of C57BL/6 mice (ref Study 16-3384 AV). Tumors were taken one day after group-out (average 150-250 mm3 at day 0), approximately 14-19 days. Tissues were dissociated and flow sorted accordingly to obtain the following groups for 10x Chromium 5' Gene Expression Profiling. Our results indicate that the degree of clonal expansion is correlated with expression of T cell exhaustion markers, and that T cells with strong exhaustion phenotype also express high levels of activation markers, such as interferon gamma.
Project description:We compared the genome-wide patterns of DNA methylation in the brains of humans to those of our closest evolutionary relative, chimpanzees, using base-pair resolution whole-genome methylation maps of the prefrontal cortex. Our data reveal that the prefrontal cortex is the most heavily methylated among the human tissues examined so far. Nevertheless, hundreds of genes exhibit dramatically reduced levels of promoter DNA methylation in the human brain relative to the chimpanzee brain. Many of these genes are associated with neurological disorders, psychological disorders, and cancers, and are enriched for functions related to cellular metabolic processes and protein binding. Moreover, the majority of these genes exhibit higher expression in the human brain compared to the chimpanzee brain. Profiling DNA methylation map in prefrontal cortex regions of postmortem brains of three humans and three chimpanzees
Project description:With the advent of cancer immunotherapy, intense investigation has been focused on tumor-infiltrating immune cells. With only a fraction of patients responding to these new therapies, a better understanding of all elements of the tumor microenvironment (TME) that may influence therapeutic outcome is needed. Stromal elements of the TME, chiefly fibroblasts, have emerged as potential contributors to tumor progression and most recently resistance to immunotherapy, but their precise composition and clinical relevance remain incompletely understood. Here we use single-cell transcriptomics to chart the fibroblastic landscape during pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) progression in animal models, identifying two healthy tissue fibroblast subsets that co-evolve along individual trajectories into four subsets of carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAFs).
Project description:This SuperSeries is composed of the following subset Series:; GSE5388: Adult postmortem brain tissue (dorsolateral prefrontal cortex) in subjects with bipolar disorder; GSE5389: Adult postmortem brain tissue (ortibtofrontal cortex) in subjects with bipolar disorder; Bipolar affective disorder is a severe psychiatric disorder with a strong genetic component but unknown pathophysiology. We used microarray technology (Affymetrix HG-U133A GeneChips) to determine the expression of approximately 22 000 mRNA transcripts in post-mortem brain tissue (dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and orbitofrontal cortex) from patients with bipolar disorder and matched healthy controls. Experiment Overall Design: Refer to individual Series
Project description:To explore the interactions between the range of maternal and fetal placental cell types present, we profiled the transcriptomes of more than 50,000 single cells from matched first trimester samples of maternal blood and decidua, as well as fetal cells from the placenta itself. RNA-seq was done using the standard 10x chromium v2 chemistry.
Project description:ATACseq analyses between iEG (ETO2-GLIS2) and CTRL fetal primary cells and myeloid or CD41 iEG cells lines. Briefly, cells were isolated from iEG mice and cultured for 24 hours in RPMI supplemented with 10% FBS, cytokines (mIL3, mIL6, mSCF, mTPO, mFLT3l) and 100 ng/ml Doxycyclin. After cell lysis, transposition and purification step, the transposed DNA fragments were amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) between 12 and 18 depending on the number of cells at the beginning (50,000 to 6,000) using adapters from the Nextera index kit (illumina). PCR purification was performed using Agencourt AMPure XP magnetic beads (Beckman Coulter A63880) in order to remove large fragments and remaining primers. Library quality was assessed using an Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer using a High Sensitivity DNA chip (Agilent Technologies 5067-4626). Libraries were sequenced using Novaseq-6000 sequencer (Illumina) (50bp paired-end reads). Quality control of reads was performed using FastQC 0.11.7 and multiQC 1.5. The reads were aligned to the reference genome mm10 with bwa (aln 0.7.17). After alignment, we removed reads mapping to the mitochondrial genome, PCR duplicate reads and reads with a mapping quality lower than 20 using samtools (v 1.9). Final read counts for all mouse datasets ranged from 37 to 128 million reads. Mapped reads were normalized to bins per million (BPM) and were converted to bigwig format using deeptools (v3.2.0). Peak calling, differential analysis, annotation and motif analysis was performed using macs2 (V 2.1.2), Diffbind R package (v 2.8.0 in R-3.5.1 with threshold log2(1.5)), and homer (v4.10.4, annotatePeak.pl and findMotifsGenome.pl) respectively.