Single-Cell Analysis Reveals a Close Relationship between Differentiating Dopamine and Subthalamic Nucleus Neuronal Lineages

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Single-Cell Analysis Reveals a Close Relationship between Differentiating Dopamine and Subthalamic Nucleus Neuronal Lineages. / Kee, Nigel; Volakakis, Nikolaos; Kirkeby, Agnete; Dahl, Lina; Storvall, Helena; Nolbrant, Sara; Lahti, Laura; Björklund, Åsa K.; Gillberg, Linda; Joodmardi, Eliza; Sandberg, Rickard; Parmar, Malin; Perlmann, Thomas.

In: Cell Stem Cell, Vol. 20, No. 1, 05.01.2017, p. 29-40.

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Kee, N, Volakakis, N, Kirkeby, A, Dahl, L, Storvall, H, Nolbrant, S, Lahti, L, Björklund, ÅK, Gillberg, L, Joodmardi, E, Sandberg, R, Parmar, M & Perlmann, T 2017, 'Single-Cell Analysis Reveals a Close Relationship between Differentiating Dopamine and Subthalamic Nucleus Neuronal Lineages', Cell Stem Cell, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 29-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stem.2016.10.003

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Kee, Nigel ; Volakakis, Nikolaos ; Kirkeby, Agnete ; Dahl, Lina ; Storvall, Helena ; Nolbrant, Sara ; Lahti, Laura ; Björklund, Åsa K. ; Gillberg, Linda ; Joodmardi, Eliza ; Sandberg, Rickard ; Parmar, Malin ; Perlmann, Thomas. / Single-Cell Analysis Reveals a Close Relationship between Differentiating Dopamine and Subthalamic Nucleus Neuronal Lineages. In: Cell Stem Cell. 2017 ; Vol. 20, No. 1. pp. 29-40.

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T1 - Single-Cell Analysis Reveals a Close Relationship between Differentiating Dopamine and Subthalamic Nucleus Neuronal Lineages

AU - Kee, Nigel

AU - Volakakis, Nikolaos

AU - Kirkeby, Agnete

AU - Dahl, Lina

AU - Storvall, Helena

AU - Nolbrant, Sara

AU - Lahti, Laura

AU - Björklund, Åsa K.

AU - Gillberg, Linda

AU - Joodmardi, Eliza

AU - Sandberg, Rickard

AU - Parmar, Malin

AU - Perlmann, Thomas

PY - 2017/1/5

Y1 - 2017/1/5

N2 - Stem cell engineering and grafting of mesencephalic dopamine (mesDA) neurons is a promising strategy for brain repair in Parkinson's disease (PD). Refinement of differentiation protocols to optimize this approach will require deeper understanding of mesDA neuron development. Here, we studied this process using transcriptome-wide single-cell RNA sequencing of mouse neural progenitors expressing the mesDA neuron determinant Lmx1a. This approach resolved the differentiation of mesDA and neighboring neuronal lineages and revealed a remarkably close relationship between developing mesDA and subthalamic nucleus (STN) neurons, while also highlighting a distinct transcription factor set that can distinguish between them. While previous hESC mesDA differentiation protocols have relied on markers that are shared between the two lineages, we found that application of these highlighted markers can help to refine current stem cell engineering protocols, increasing the proportion of appropriately patterned mesDA progenitors. Our results, therefore, have important implications for cell replacement therapy in PD.

AB - Stem cell engineering and grafting of mesencephalic dopamine (mesDA) neurons is a promising strategy for brain repair in Parkinson's disease (PD). Refinement of differentiation protocols to optimize this approach will require deeper understanding of mesDA neuron development. Here, we studied this process using transcriptome-wide single-cell RNA sequencing of mouse neural progenitors expressing the mesDA neuron determinant Lmx1a. This approach resolved the differentiation of mesDA and neighboring neuronal lineages and revealed a remarkably close relationship between developing mesDA and subthalamic nucleus (STN) neurons, while also highlighting a distinct transcription factor set that can distinguish between them. While previous hESC mesDA differentiation protocols have relied on markers that are shared between the two lineages, we found that application of these highlighted markers can help to refine current stem cell engineering protocols, increasing the proportion of appropriately patterned mesDA progenitors. Our results, therefore, have important implications for cell replacement therapy in PD.

KW - development

KW - dopamine

KW - embryogenesis

KW - graph clustering

KW - hypothalamus

KW - neurogenesis

KW - Parkinson's disease

KW - single cell RNA-seq

KW - stem cell

KW - subthalamic nucleus

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85006080817&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.stem.2016.10.003

DO - 10.1016/j.stem.2016.10.003

M3 - Article

VL - 20

SP - 29

EP - 40

JO - Cell Stem Cell

T2 - Cell Stem Cell

JF - Cell Stem Cell

SN - 1934-5909

IS - 1

ER -