Interactome comparison of human embryonic stem cell lines with the inner cell mass and trophectoderm

Stevens, Adam ORCID: 0000-0002-1950-7325, Smith, Helen, Garner, Terence, Minogue, Ben, Sneddon, Sharon, Shaw, Lisa, Keramari, Maria, Oldershaw, Rachel, Bates, Nicola, Brison, Daniel R
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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) derived from the pluripotent Inner cell mass (ICM) of the blastocyst are fundamental tools for understanding human development, yet are not identical to their tissue of origin. To investigate this divergence we compared the transcriptomes of genetically paired ICM and trophectoderm (TE) samples with three hESC lines: MAN1, HUES3 and HUES7 at similar passage. We generated inferred interactome networks using transcriptomic data unique to the ICM or TE, and defined a hierarchy of modules (highly connected regions with shared function). We compared network properties and the modular hierarchy and show that the three hESCs had limited overlap with ICM specific transcriptome (6%-12%). However this overlap was enriched for network properties related to transcriptional activity in ICM (p=0.016); greatest in MAN1 compared to HUES3 (p=0.048) or HUES7 (p=0.012). The hierarchy of modules in the ICM interactome contained a greater proportion of MAN1 specific gene expression (46%) compared to HUES3 (28%) and HUES7 (25%) (p=9.0×10<jats:sup>−4</jats:sup>).</jats:p><jats:p>These findings show that traditional methods based on transcriptome overlap are not sufficient to identify divergence of hESCs from ICM. Our approach also provides a valuable approach to the quantification of differences between hESC lines.</jats:p><jats:p>And Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2020 09:23
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2020 10:53
DOI: 10.1101/411439