Systems-Level Dynamic Analyses of Fate Change in Murine Embryonic Stem Cells

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Systems-Level Dynamic Analyses of Fate Change in Murine Embryonic Stem Cells

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dc.contributor.author Airoldi, Edoardo Maria
dc.contributor.author Lu, Rong
dc.contributor.author Markowetz, Florian
dc.contributor.author Unwin, Richard
dc.contributor.author Leek, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.author MacArthur, Ben
dc.contributor.author Lachmann, Alexander
dc.contributor.author Rozov, Roye
dc.contributor.author Ma’ayan, Avi
dc.contributor.author Boyer, Laurie
dc.contributor.author Troyanskaya, Olga
dc.contributor.author Whetton, Anthony
dc.contributor.author Lemischka, Ihor
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-16T15:22:22Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Lu, Rong, Florian Markowetz, Richard D. Unwin, Jeffrey T. Leek, Edoardo M. Airoldi, Ben D. MacArthur, Alexander Lachmann, et al. 2009. Systems-level dynamic analyses of fate change in murine embryonic stem cells. Nature 462:358-362. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0028-0836 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:5133512
dc.description.abstract Molecular regulation of embryonic stem cell (ESC) fate involves a coordinated interaction between epigenetic, transcriptional and translational mechanisms. It is unclear how these different molecular regulatory mechanisms interact to regulate changes in stem cell fate. Here we present a dynamic systems-level study of cell fate change in murine ESCs following a well-defined perturbation. Global changes in histone acetylation, chromatin-bound RNA polymerase II, messenger RNA (mRNA), and nuclear protein levels were measured over 5 days after downregulation of Nanog, a key pluripotency regulator. Our data demonstrate how a single genetic perturbation leads to progressive widespread changes in several molecular regulatory layers, and provide a dynamic view of information flow in the epigenome, transcriptome and proteome. We observe that a large proportion of changes in nuclear protein levels are not accompanied by concordant changes in the expression of corresponding mRNAs, indicating important roles for translational and post-translational regulation of ESC fate. Gene-ontology analysis across different molecular layers indicates that although chromatin reconfiguration is important for altering cell fate, it is preceded by transcription-factor-mediated regulatory events. The temporal order of gene expression alterations shows the order of the regulatory network reconfiguration and offers further insight into the gene regulatory network. Our studies extend the conventional systems biology approach to include many molecular species, regulatory layers and temporal series, and underscore the complexity of the multi-layer regulatory mechanisms responsible for changes in protein expression that determine stem cell fate. en_US
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dc.publisher Nature Publishing Group en_US
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1038/nature08575 en_US
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dc.title Systems-Level Dynamic Analyses of Fate Change in Murine Embryonic Stem Cells en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
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dc.relation.journal Nature en_US
dash.depositing.author Airoldi, Edoardo Maria
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