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Schuster, Jens, Assistant ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-4383-9880
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Reimegård, J., Tarbier, M., Danielsson, M., Schuster, J., Baskaran, S., Panagiotou, S., . . . Gallant, C. J. (2021). A combined approach for single-cell mRNA and intracellular protein expression analysis. Communications Biology, 4(1), Article ID 624.
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2021 (English)In: Communications Biology, E-ISSN 2399-3642, Vol. 4, no 1, article id 624Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Combined measurements of mRNA and protein expression in single cells enable in-depth analysis of cellular states. We present SPARC, an approach that combines single-cell RNA-sequencing with proximity extension essays to simultaneously measure global mRNA and 89 intracellular proteins in individual cells. We show that mRNA expression fails to accurately reflect protein abundance at the time of measurement, although the direction of changes is in agreement during neuronal differentiation. Moreover, protein levels of transcription factors better predict their downstream effects than do their corresponding transcripts. Finally, we highlight that protein expression variation is overall lower than mRNA variation, but relative protein variation does not reflect the mRNA level. Our results demonstrate that mRNA and protein measurements in single cells provide different and complementary information regarding cell states. SPARC presents a state-of-the-art co-profiling method that overcomes current limitations in throughput and protein localization, including removing the need for cell fixation.

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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-195864 (URN)10.1038/s42003-021-02142-w (DOI)000658522400002 ()34035432 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2021-08-30 Created: 2021-08-30 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Sobol, M., Klar, J., Laan, L., Shahsavani, M., Schuster, J., Annerén, G., . . . Dahl, N. (2019). Transcriptome and Proteome Profiling of Neural Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Individuals with Down Syndrome Disclose Dynamic Dysregulations of Key Pathways and Cellular Functions. Molecular Neurobiology, 56(10), 7113-7127
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2019 (English)In: Molecular Neurobiology, ISSN 0893-7648, E-ISSN 1559-1182, Vol. 56, no 10, p. 7113-7127Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Down syndrome (DS) or trisomy 21 (T21) is a leading genetic cause of intellectual disability. To gain insights into dynamics of molecular perturbations during neurogenesis in DS, we established a model using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) with transcriptome profiles comparable to that of normal fetal brain development. When applied on iPSCs with T21, transcriptome and proteome signatures at two stages of differentiation revealed strong temporal dynamics of dysregulated genes, proteins and pathways belonging to 11 major functional clusters. DNA replication, synaptic maturation and neuroactive clusters were disturbed at the early differentiation time point accompanied by a skewed transition from the neural progenitor cell stage and reduced cellular growth. With differentiation, growth factor and extracellular matrix, oxidative phosphorylation and glycolysis emerged as major perturbed clusters. Furthermore, we identified a marked dysregulation of a set of genes encoded by chromosome 21 including an early upregulation of the hub gene APP, supporting its role for disturbed neurogenesis, and the transcription factors OLIG1, OLIG2 and RUNX1, consistent with deficient myelination and neuronal differentiation. Taken together, our findings highlight novel sequential and differentiation-dependent dynamics of disturbed functions, pathways and elements in T21 neurogenesis, providing further insights into developmental abnormalities of the DS brain.

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Down syndrome, Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), Neural differentiation, RNA sequencing, Proteome profiling
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Neurosciences
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-175029 (URN)10.1007/s12035-019-1585-3 (DOI)000486010800032 ()30989628 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2019-10-31 Created: 2019-10-31 Last updated: 2022-03-23Bibliographically approved
Schuster, J., Laan, L., Klar, J., Jin, Z., Huss, M., Korol, S., . . . Dahl, N. (2019). Transcriptomes of Dravet syndrome iPSC derived GABAergic cells reveal dysregulated pathways for chromatin remodeling and neurodevelopment. Neurobiology of Disease, 132, Article ID 104583.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transcriptomes of Dravet syndrome iPSC derived GABAergic cells reveal dysregulated pathways for chromatin remodeling and neurodevelopment
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2019 (English)In: Neurobiology of Disease, ISSN 0969-9961, E-ISSN 1095-953X, Vol. 132, article id 104583Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Dravet syndrome (DS) is an early onset refractory epilepsy typically caused by de novo heterozygous variants in SCN1A encoding the a-subunit of the neuronal sodium channel Na(v)1.1. The syndrome is characterized by age related progression of seizures, cognitive decline and movement disorders. We hypothesized that the distinct neurodevelopmental features in DS are caused by the disruption of molecular pathways in Na(v)1.1 haploinsufficient cells resulting in perturbed neural differentiation and maturation. Here, we established DS-patient and control induced pluripotent stem cell derived neural progenitor cells (iPSC NPC) and GABAergic interneuronal (iPSC GABA) cells. The DS-patient iPSC GABA cells showed a shift in sodium current activation and a perturbed response to induced oxidative stress. Transcriptome analysis revealed specific dysregulations of genes for chromatin structure, mitotic progression, neural plasticity and excitability in DS-patient iPSC NPCs and DS-patient iPSC GABA cells versus controls. The transcription factors FOXM1 and E2F1, positive regulators of the disrupted pathways for histone modification and cell cycle regulation, were markedly up-regulated in DS-iPSC GABA lines. Our study highlights transcriptional changes and disrupted pathways of chromatin remodeling in Na(v)1.1 haploinsufficient GABAergic cells, providing a molecular framework that overlaps with that of neurodevelopmental disorders and other epilepsies.

Keywords
Dravet syndrome, SCN1A, Na(v)1.1, iPSC, Neural differentiation, Neurodevelopment, Chromatin architecture
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Neurosciences Biological Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-176668 (URN)10.1016/j.nbd.2019.104583 (DOI)000497252500015 ()31445158 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2019-12-17 Created: 2019-12-17 Last updated: 2022-03-23Bibliographically approved
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