Dataset: Single cell analysis of the Common Lymphoid Progenitor compartment reveals functional and molecular heterogeneity
In order to investigate molecular events involved in the regulation of lymphoid lineage commitment, we crossed lamda5 reporter transgenic...
In order to investigate molecular events involved in the regulation of lymphoid lineage commitment, we crossed lamda5 reporter transgenic mice to mice where the GFP gene is inserted into the Rag1 locus. This allowed us to sub-fractionate common lymphoid progenitors (CLPs) and pre-pro-B cells into lamda5-Rag1low, lamda5-Rag1high and lamda5+Rag1high cells. Clonal in vitro differentiation analysis demonstrated that Rag1low cells gave rise to B/T and NK cells. Rag1high cells displayed reduced NK-cell potential with preserved capacity to generate B- and T-lineage cells while the lamda5+ cells were B-lineage restricted. Ebf1 and Pax5 expression was largely confined to the Rag1high populations. These cells also expressed a higher level of the surface protein LY6D providing an additional tool for the analysis of early lymphoid development. These data suggest that the classical CLP compartment composes a mixture of cells with more or less restricted lineage potentials opening new possibilities to investigate early hematopoiesis. Two newly identified subpopulations of common lymphoid progenitors (CLP), hereafter called CLP_RAGhigh and CLP_RAGlow, have been sorted in 2 replicates. RNA was extracted from 2,000 purified adult BM cells using the RNAeasy microkit. RNA was labeled and amplified by dual amplification and hybridized to Affymetrix microarray MOE430_2, according to AffymetrixTM GeneChip Expression Analysis Technical Manual. Probe level expression values were calculated using the RMA algorithm.
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