Single nucleus and in situ RNA sequencing reveals cell topographies in the human pancreas
Foo Wei Ten,
Anja A. Kühl,
Seung K Kim,
Posted 14 Aug 2019
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/733964
Posted 14 Aug 2019
Molecular evidence of cellular heterogeneity in the human exocrine pancreas has not been established, due to the local concentration of hydrolytic enzymes that can rapidly degrade cells and RNA upon resection. Here we innovated single-nucleus RNA sequencing protocols, and profiled more than 120,000 cells from adult and neonatal human donors to create the first comprehensive atlas of human pancreas cells, including epithelial and non-epithelial constituents. Adult and neonatal pancreata shared common features, including the presence of previously undetected acinar subtypes, but also showed marked differences in the composition of the endocrine, endothelial, and immune compartments. Spatial cartography, including cell proximity mapping through in situ sequencing, revealed dynamic developmental cell topographies in the endocrine and exocrine pancreas. Our human pancreas cell atlas can be interrogated to understand pancreatic cell biology, and provides a crucial reference set for future comparisons with diseased tissue samples to map the cellular foundations of pancreatic diseases. ### Competing Interest Statement The authors have declared no competing interest.
- Downloaded 3,409 times
- Download rankings, all-time:
- Site-wide: 1,574 out of 94,912
- In genomics: 321 out of 5,955
- Year to date:
- Site-wide: 648 out of 94,912
- Since beginning of last month:
- Site-wide: 586 out of 94,912
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!