Cell interactions, signals and transcriptional hierarchy governing placode progenitor induction.

Hintze, Mark, Singh Prajapati, Ravindra, Tambalo, Monica, Christophorou, Nicolas, Anwar, Maryam, Grocott, Timothy and Streit, Andrea (2017) Cell interactions, signals and transcriptional hierarchy governing placode progenitor induction. Development, 144 (15). pp. 2810-2823. ISSN 0950-1991

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    Abstract

    In vertebrates, cranial placodes contribute to all sense organs and sensory ganglia and arsise from a common pool of Six1/Eya2+ progenitors. Here we dissect the events that specify ectodermal cells as placode progenitors using newly identified genes upstream of the Six/Eya complex. We show that two different tissues, the lateral head mesoderm and the prechordal mesendoderm, gradually induce placode progenitors: cells pass through successive transcriptional states, each identified by distinct factors and controlled by different signals. Both tissues initiate a common transcriptional state, but over time impart regional character and the acquisition of anterior identity depends on Shh signalling. Using a network inference approach we predict the regulatory relationships among newly identified transcription factors and verify predicted links using knock-down experiments. Based on this analysis we propose a new model for placode progenitor induction, in which the initial induction of a generic transcriptional state precedes regional divergence.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: chick embryo,cell fate,sense organs,sensory ganglia,transcriptional networks, signalling
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 06:06
    Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 13:49
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/64114
    DOI: 10.1242/dev.147942

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