Non-coding RNAs show relevant implications in various biological and pathological processes. Thus, understanding the biological implications of these molecules in stem cell biology still represents a major challenge. The aim of this work is to study the transcriptional dysregulation of 357 non-coding genes, found through RNA-Seq approach, in murine neural precursor cells expanded inside the 3D micro-scaffold Nichoid versus standard culture conditions. Through weighted co-expression network analysis and functional enrichment, we highlight the role of non-coding RNAs in altering the expression of coding genes involved in mechanotransduction, stemness, and neural differentiation. Moreover, as non-coding RNAs are poorly conserved between species, we focus on those with human homologue sequences, performing further computational characterization. Lastly, we looked for isoform switching as possible mechanism in altering coding and non-coding gene expression. Our results provide a comprehensive dissection of the 3D scaffold Nichoid’s influence on the biological and genetic response of neural precursor cells. These findings shed light on the possible role of non-coding RNAs in 3D cell growth, indicating that also non-coding RNAs are implicated in cellular response to mechanical stimuli.

Neural precursor cells expanded inside the 3d micro-scaffold nichoid present different non-coding rnas profiles and transcript isoforms expression : Possible epigenetic modulation by 3d growth / L. Messa, B. Barzaghini, F. Rey, C. Pandini, G.V. Zuccotti, C. Cereda, S. Carelli, M.T. Raimondi. - In: BIOMEDICINES. - ISSN 2227-9059. - 9:9(2021 Aug 31), pp. 1120.1-1120.25. [10.3390/biomedicines9091120]

Neural precursor cells expanded inside the 3d micro-scaffold nichoid present different non-coding rnas profiles and transcript isoforms expression : Possible epigenetic modulation by 3d growth

F. Rey;C. Pandini;G.V. Zuccotti;S. Carelli
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2021

Abstract

Non-coding RNAs show relevant implications in various biological and pathological processes. Thus, understanding the biological implications of these molecules in stem cell biology still represents a major challenge. The aim of this work is to study the transcriptional dysregulation of 357 non-coding genes, found through RNA-Seq approach, in murine neural precursor cells expanded inside the 3D micro-scaffold Nichoid versus standard culture conditions. Through weighted co-expression network analysis and functional enrichment, we highlight the role of non-coding RNAs in altering the expression of coding genes involved in mechanotransduction, stemness, and neural differentiation. Moreover, as non-coding RNAs are poorly conserved between species, we focus on those with human homologue sequences, performing further computational characterization. Lastly, we looked for isoform switching as possible mechanism in altering coding and non-coding gene expression. Our results provide a comprehensive dissection of the 3D scaffold Nichoid’s influence on the biological and genetic response of neural precursor cells. These findings shed light on the possible role of non-coding RNAs in 3D cell growth, indicating that also non-coding RNAs are implicated in cellular response to mechanical stimuli.
3D-microscaffold; Alternative splicing; Isoform switching; Mechanotransduction; Nichoid; Non-coding RNAs; RNA interactions; RNA-seq
Settore BIO/11 - Biologia Molecolare
Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia
Settore BIO/15 - Biologia Farmaceutica
Settore BIO/13 - Biologia Applicata
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