Single cell RNA sequencing of stem cell-derived retinal ganglion cells

Maciej Daniszewski, Anne Senabouth, Quan Nguyen, Duncan E. Crombie, Samuel W. Lukowski, Tejal Kulkarni, Donald J. Zack, Alice Pébay, Joseph E. Powell, Alex W. Hewitt

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We used human embryonic stem cell-derived retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) to characterize the transcriptome of 1,174 cells at the single cell level. The human embryonic stem cell line BRN3B-mCherry A81-H7 was differentiated to RGCs using a guided differentiation approach. Cells were harvested at day 36 and subsequently prepared for single cell RNA sequencing. Our data indicates the presence of three distinct subpopulations of cells, with various degrees of maturity. One cluster of 288 cells upregulated genes involved in axon guidance together with semaphorin interactions, cell-extracellular matrix interactions and ECM proteoglycans, suggestive of a more mature phenotype.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Sep 22 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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