E-GEOD-13284 - RNAi profiling by array of human CD34-derived erythroid progenitors treated with BCL11A siRNAs
Released on 13 January 2009, last updated on 29 April 2015
Differences in the amount of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) that persists into adulthood affect the severity of sickle cell disease and the beta-thalassemia syndromes. Genetic association studies have identified sequence variants in the gene BCL11A that influence HbF levels. Here we examine BCL11A as a potential regulator of HbF expression. The high HbF BCL11A genotype is associated with reduced BCL11A expression. Moreover, abundant expression of full-length forms of BCL11A is developmentally restricted to adult erythroid cells. Down-regulation of BCL11A expression in primary adult erythroid cells leads to robust HbF expression. Consistent with a direct role of BCL11A in globin gene regulation, we find that BCL11A occupies several discrete sites in the beta-globin gene cluster. BCL11A emerges as a therapeutic target for reactivation of HbF in beta-hemoglobin disorders. BCL11A siRNA label: B, NT siRNA label: N Experiment Overall Design: Microarray expression analysis from CD34-derived erythroid progenitors treated with either non-targeting (NT) control siRNAs or BCL11A targeting siRNAs. Six samples from the NT control and six samples from the BCL11A siRNA treatment are included. Cells were harvested on day 7 of erythroid differentiation after introduction of siRNAs on day 0 of the differentiation protocol. Experiment Overall Design: 6 BCL11A siRNA datasets, 6 control (NT) datasets
transcription profiling by array, RNAi profiling by array
Human fetal hemoglobin expression is regulated by the developmental stage-specific repressor BCL11A. Sankaran VG, Menne TF, Xu J, Akie TE, Lettre G, Van Handel B, Mikkola HK, Hirschhorn JN, Cantor AB, Orkin SH.