Authors Duryagina, R. ; Brenner, S. ; Thieme, S. ; Werner, C. ; Wobus, M. ; Anastassiadis, K. ; Bornhäuser, M.
Title Overexpression of jagged-1 and its intracellular domain in human mesenchymal stromal cells differentially affect the interaction with hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells
Date 25.10.2013
Number 38704
Abstract Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) are an important component of the bone marrow microenvironment. Notch ligands expressed by MSC are known to play a regulatory role for hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC) and in support of bone marrow homeostasis. While the role of Notch signaling in HSPC, their progeny, and MSC has been relatively well studied, little is known about the Notch-independent regulatory impact of Notch ligands on MSC themselves. In the present study, we used genetically engineered bone marrow-derived human MSC to study the function role of Jagged-1 and the Jagged-1 intracellular domain (JICD) with regard to the interaction with HSPC. We demonstrate that Jagged-1 in human MSC undergoes cleavage to produce an intracellular domain that translocates into the nucleus. JICD but not Jagged-1 overexpression was associated with an increased expression of stromal cell-derived factor-1. Short-term co-culture (7 days) of HSPC with JICD-overexpressing MSC, but not with Jagged-1-overexpressing MSC, led to increased proliferation of CD34+ progenitors. In contrast, long-term co-culture of HSPC with Jagged-1-overexpressing MSC (up to 6 weeks) led to a significantly better support of cobblestone area-forming cells and long-term culture-initiating cells (LTC-ICs) compared with JICD-overexpressing MSC. Taken together, results of this study indicate that full-length Jagged-1 and JICD have differential effects on MSC and on their interaction with HSPC ex-vivo. JICD-overexpressing MSC induce proliferation of HSPCs in short-term culture at the expense of immature precursors (LTC-ICs), whereas Jagged-1 overexpressing MSC favor LTC-IC formation.
Publisher Stem Cells and Development
Citation Stem Cells and Development 22 (2013) 2736-2750

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