E-GEOD-26021 - Expression data from C2C12 murine myoblast cells infected with an inducible Msx1-ER fusion protein

Released on 16 August 2011, last updated on 22 August 2011
Mus musculus
Samples (12)
Array (1)
Protocols (8)
The spatial and temporal control of gene expression during development requires the concerted actions of sequence-specific transcriptional regulators and epigenetic chromatin modifiers, which are thought to function within precise nuclear compartments. However, how these activities are coordinated within the dynamic context of the nuclear environment is still largely unresolved. Here we show that transcriptional repression by the Msx1 homeoprotein coordinates recruitment of Polycomb to genomic targets with localization to the nuclear periphery. Using genome-wide ChIP-Seq analyses to identify genomic binding sites for Msx1, we find that repressed target genes are enriched at the nuclear periphery in myoblast cells. We further show that the interaction of Msx1 with the Polycomb repressive complex PRC2 is required for transcriptional repression and regulation of myoblast differentiation, and promotes increased tri-methylation of lysine 27 on histone H3 (H3K27me3) at Msx1 target genes. Furthermore, Msx1 genomic binding promotes the dynamic spatial redistribution of the H3K27me3 repressive mark to the nuclear periphery in developing embryos in vivo. Thus, our findings suggest a hitherto unappreciated spatial coordination of transcription factor binding, Polycomb recruitment, and subnuclear localization in regulation of developmentgene expression programs. In order to identify genes regulated by Msx1, we infected C2C12 myoblast cells with a retrovirus expressing a tamoxifen-regulated Msx1 protein, Msx1-ER (or with empty vector as a control), followed by induction with 0.2 nM of tamoxifen or vehicle (DMSO) for 6 hours. Regulated genes were identified as those that changed in expression upon tamoxifen induction of the Msx1-ER protein but did not change in the empty vector control. Experiments were performed in triplicate for each of the four experimental conditions (Msx1-ER + tamoxifen, Msx1-ER - tamoxifen, empty vector control + tamoxifen, empty vector control - tamoxifen), for a total of 12 independent array samples. This submission represents the transcriptome component of the study.
Experiment type
transcription profiling by array 
Cory Abate-Shen, Hansol Lee, Jingqiang Wang, Michael H Kagey, Richard A Young, Roshan M Kumar, Vanessa J Biggs, Yun Chen
Investigation descriptionE-GEOD-26021.idf.txt
Sample and data relationshipE-GEOD-26021.sdrf.txt
Raw data (1)E-GEOD-26021.raw.1.zip
Processed data (1)E-GEOD-26021.processed.1.zip
Array designA-AFFY-6.adf.txt
R ExpressionSetE-GEOD-26021.eSet.r