E-GEOD-47466 - Notch-HES1 signaling axis controls hemato-endothelial fate decisions of human embyronic and induced pluripotent cells

Released on 1 June 2013, last updated on 3 June 2014
Homo sapiens
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Array (1)
Protocols (5)
Notch signaling regulates several cellular processes including cell fate decisions and proliferation in both invertebrates and mice. However, comparatively less is known about the role of Notch during early human development. Here, we examined the function of Notch signaling during hematopoietic lineage specification from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) of both embryonic and adult fibroblast origin. Using immobilized Notch ligands and siRNA to Notch receptors we have demonstrated that Notch1, but not Notch2 activation, induced HES1 expression and generation of committed hematopoietic progenitors. Using gain and loss of function approaches, this was shown to be attributed to Notch signaling regulation through HES1, that dictated cell fate decisions from bipotent precursors either to the endothelial or hematopoietic lineages at the clonal level. Our study reveals a previously unappreciated role for the Notch pathway during early human hematopoiesis, whereby Notch signaling via HES1 represents a toggle switch of hematopoietic vs. endothelial fate specification. Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) have differentiation potential into three embryonic germ layers including blood. Notch signaling is one of important signaling pathways involved in blood differentiation of hPSCs. Thus, in order to examine the effect of Notch signaling pathways during hematopoietic differentiation of hPSCs, embryoid bodies (EBs) were formed and cultured for 10 days in the combination of cytokines and growth factors (Chadwick, Blood, 2003; 300 ng/ml of SCF, 300 ng/ml of Flt-3L, 10 ng/ml of IL-3, 10 ng/ml of IL-6, and 50 ng/ml of G-CSF) to induce differentiation into blood. Additionally, CD31+CD45- bipotent hemogenic precursors were isolated from day10 hematopoietic EBs (Wang et al., Immunity, 2004)
Experiment type
transcription profiling by array 
Mickie Bhatia <mbhatia@mcmaster.ca>, Angelique Schnerch, Brendan A McIntyre, George Q Daley, In-Hyun Park, Irwin D Bernstein, Jong-Hee Lee, Jung-Bok Lee, Seok-Ho Hong, Tamra E Werbowetski-Ogilvie
Investigation descriptionE-GEOD-47466.idf.txt
Sample and data relationshipE-GEOD-47466.sdrf.txt
Raw data (1)E-GEOD-47466.raw.1.zip
Processed data (1)E-GEOD-47466.processed.1.zip
Array designA-AFFY-33.adf.txt