학술웨비나 - 연구성과 골수 안 혈관내피세포의 새로운 배양법 발견 및 그들의 이질성에 대한 분자세포생물학적 연구[Nat. Commun.]
개최일시 : 2023년 2월 2일 (목) 오후 2시
발표연사 : 김영웅 (Center for Genome Engineering at IBS)
Heterogeneity of endothelial cell (EC) populations reflects their diverse functions in maintaining tissue’s homeostasis. However, their phenotypic, molecular, and functional properties are not entirely mapped. We use the Tie2-CreERT2;Rosa26-tdTomato reporter mouse to trace, profile, and cultivate primary ECs from different organs. As paradigm platform, we use this strategy to study bone marrow endothelial cells (BMECs). Single-cell mRNA sequencing of primary BMECs reveals that their diversity and native molecular signatures is transitorily preserved in an ex vivo culture that conserves key cell-to-cell microenvironment interactions. Macrophages sustain BMEC cellular diversity and expansion and preserve sinusoidal-like BMECs ex vivo. Endomucin expression discriminates BMECs in populations exhibiting mutually exclusive properties and distinct sinusoidal/arterial and tip/stalk signatures. In contrast to arterial-like, sinusoidal-like BMECs are short-lived, form 2D-networks, contribute to in vivo angiogenesis, and support hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells in vitro. This platform can be extended to other organs’ ECs to decode mechanistic information and explore therapeutics.