Transcriptomes of major renal collecting-duct cell types in mouse identified by single-cell RNA-Seq
Jae Wook Lee,
Maria Agustina Battistone,
Jill W. Verlander,
Maurice B. Burg,
Mark A. Knepper
Posted 31 Aug 2017
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/183376 (published DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1710964114)
Posted 31 Aug 2017
Prior RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) studies have identified complete transcriptomes for most renal epithelial cell types. The exceptions are the cell types that make up the renal collecting duct, namely intercalated cells (ICs) and principal cells (PCs), which account for only a small fraction of the kidney mass, but play critical physiological roles in the regulation of blood pressure, extracellular fluid volume and extracellular fluid composition. To enrich these cell types, we used fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) that employed well established lectin cell surface markers for PCs and type B ICs, as well as a newly identified cell surface marker for type A ICs, viz. c-Kit. Single-cell RNA-Seq using the IC- and PC-enriched populations as input enabled identification of complete transcriptomes of A-ICs, B-ICs and PCs. The data were used to create a freely-accessible online gene-expression database for collecting duct cells. This database allowed identification of genes that are selectively expressed in each cell type including cell-surface receptors, transcription factors, transporters and secreted proteins. The analysis also identified a small fraction of hybrid cells expressing both aquaporin-2 and either anion exchanger 1 or pendrin transcripts. In many cases, mRNAs for receptors and their ligands were identified in different cells (e.g. Notch2 chiefly in PCs vs Jag1 chiefly in ICs) suggesting signaling crosstalk among the three cell types. The identified patterns of gene expression among the three types of collecting duct cells provide a foundation for understanding physiological regulation and pathophysiology in the renal collecting duct.
- Downloaded 779 times
- Download rankings, all-time:
- Site-wide: 20,484 out of 103,808
- In physiology: 96 out of 1,483
- Year to date:
- Site-wide: 57,490 out of 103,808
- Since beginning of last month:
- Site-wide: 53,546 out of 103,808
Downloads over time
Distribution of downloads per paper, site-wide
- 18 Dec 2019: We're pleased to announce PanLingua, a new tool that enables you to search for machine-translated bioRxiv preprints using more than 100 different languages.
- 21 May 2019: PLOS Biology has published a community page about Rxivist.org and its design.
- 10 May 2019: The paper analyzing the Rxivist dataset has been published at eLife.
- 1 Mar 2019: We now have summary statistics about bioRxiv downloads and submissions.
- 8 Feb 2019: Data from Altmetric is now available on the Rxivist details page for every preprint. Look for the "donut" under the download metrics.
- 30 Jan 2019: preLights has featured the Rxivist preprint and written about our findings.
- 22 Jan 2019: Nature just published an article about Rxivist and our data.
- 13 Jan 2019: The Rxivist preprint is live!