Transcriptional changes normally occur during development but also underlie differences between healthy and pathological conditions. Transcription factors or chromatin modifiers are involved in orchestrating gene activity, such as the cohesin genes and their regulator NIPBL. In our previous studies, using a zebrafish model for nipblb knock-down, we described the effect of nipblb loss-of-function in specific contexts such as central nervous system development and hematopoiesis. However, the genome-wide transcriptional impact of nipblb loss-of-function in zebrafish embryos at diverse developmental stages remains under investigated. By RNA-seq analyses in zebrafish embryos at 24 hours post fertilization, we examined genome-wide effects of nipblb knockdown on transcriptional programs. Differential gene expression analysis revealed that nipblb loss-of-function has a major impact on gene expression at 24 hours post fertilization, mainly resulting in gene inactivation. A similar transcriptional effect has been also reported in other organisms, supporting the use of zebrafish as a model to understand the role of Nipbl in gene regulation during early vertebrate development. Moreover, we unraveled a connection between nipblb-dependent differential expression and gene expression patterns of hematological cell populations and AML subtypes, enforcing our previous evidences on the involvement of NIPBL-related transcriptional dysregulation in hematological malignancies.

The Genome-Wide Impact of Nipblb Loss-of-Function on Zebrafish Gene Expression / M. Spreafico, E. Mangano, M. Mazzola, C. Consolandi, R. Bordoni, C. Battaglia, S. Bicciato, A. Marozzi, A.S. Pistocchi. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES. - ISSN 1422-0067. - 21:24(2020 Dec). [10.3390/ijms21249719]

The Genome-Wide Impact of Nipblb Loss-of-Function on Zebrafish Gene Expression

M. Spreafico
Co-primo
Methodology
;
M. Mazzola
Secondo
Methodology
;
C. Battaglia
Conceptualization
;
A. Marozzi
Penultimo
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
;
A.S. Pistocchi
Ultimo
Funding Acquisition
2020

Abstract

Transcriptional changes normally occur during development but also underlie differences between healthy and pathological conditions. Transcription factors or chromatin modifiers are involved in orchestrating gene activity, such as the cohesin genes and their regulator NIPBL. In our previous studies, using a zebrafish model for nipblb knock-down, we described the effect of nipblb loss-of-function in specific contexts such as central nervous system development and hematopoiesis. However, the genome-wide transcriptional impact of nipblb loss-of-function in zebrafish embryos at diverse developmental stages remains under investigated. By RNA-seq analyses in zebrafish embryos at 24 hours post fertilization, we examined genome-wide effects of nipblb knockdown on transcriptional programs. Differential gene expression analysis revealed that nipblb loss-of-function has a major impact on gene expression at 24 hours post fertilization, mainly resulting in gene inactivation. A similar transcriptional effect has been also reported in other organisms, supporting the use of zebrafish as a model to understand the role of Nipbl in gene regulation during early vertebrate development. Moreover, we unraveled a connection between nipblb-dependent differential expression and gene expression patterns of hematological cell populations and AML subtypes, enforcing our previous evidences on the involvement of NIPBL-related transcriptional dysregulation in hematological malignancies.
NIPBL, RNA sequencing, zebrafish, gene expression regulation, Acute Myeloid Leukemia
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