Literature context: RRID:AB_2650531 goat anti-GFP (goat polyclonal)
Caudal-type homeobox 2 (CDX2) transcription factor is an important marker for early trophoblast lineages and intestinal epithelium. Due to its nuclear expression the immunostaining and sorting of viable CDX2pos cells is not possible. In this paper we report the generation and describe key characteristics of a CDX2Venus knock-in reporter hiPSC-cell line (MHHi007-A-1) which can serve as an in vitro tool to study human trophoblast and intestinal differentiation.
Literature context: anti-CDX2 BioGenex Cat# AM392, RRID:AB_2650531 1:200
During gastrulation epiblast cells exit pluripotency as they specify and spatially arrange the three germ layers of the embryo. Similarly, human pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) undergo spatially organized fate specification on micropatterned surfaces. Since in vivo validation is not possible for the human, we developed a mouse PSC micropattern system and, with direct comparisons to mouse embryos, reveal the robust specification of distinct regional identities. BMP, WNT, ACTIVIN and FGF directed mouse epiblast-like cells to undergo an epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and radially pattern posterior mesoderm fates. Conversely, WNT, ACTIVIN and FGF patterned anterior identities, including definitive endoderm. By contrast, epiblast stem cells, a developmentally advanced state, only specified anterior identities, but without patterning. The mouse micropattern system offers a robust scalable method to generate regionalized cell types present in vivo, resolve how signals promote distinct identities and generate patterns, and compare mechanisms operating in vivo and in vitro and across species.
Literature context: 77163Mouse anti-CDX2BioGenexCat#MU392A-UCMouse anti-CK8/18Leica Biosystem
Intestinal organoids hold great promise as a valuable tool for studying and treating intestinal diseases. The currently available sources of human intestinal organoids, tissue fragments or pluripotent stem cells, involve invasive procedures or complex differentiation protocols, respectively. Here, we show that a set of four transcription factors, Hnf4α, Foxa3, Gata6, and Cdx2, can directly reprogram mouse fibroblasts to acquire the identity of fetal intestine-derived progenitor cells (FIPCs). These induced FIPCs (iFIPCs) form spherical organoids that develop into adult-type budding organoids containing cells with intestinal stem cell properties. The resulting stem cells produce all intestinal epithelial cell lineages and undergo self-renewing cell divisions. After transplantation, the induced spherical and budding organoids can reconstitute colonic and intestinal epithelia, respectively. The same combination of four defined transcription factors can also induce human iFIPCs. This alternative approach for producing intestinal organoids may well facilitate application for disease analysis and therapy development.
Literature context: U-392AUC; RRID:AB_2650531 Goat anti-
Fibroblast growth factor 4 (FGF4) is the key signal driving specification of primitive endoderm (PrE) versus pluripotent epiblast (EPI) within the inner cell mass (ICM) of the mouse blastocyst. To gain insight into the receptor(s) responding to FGF4 within ICM cells, we combined single-cell-resolution quantitative imaging with single-cell transcriptomics of wild-type and Fgf receptor (Fgfr) mutant embryos. Despite the PrE-specific expression of FGFR2, it is FGFR1, expressed by all ICM cells, that is critical for establishment of a PrE identity. Signaling through FGFR1 is also required to constrain levels of the pluripotency-associated factor NANOG in EPI cells. However, the activity of both receptors is required for lineage establishment within the ICM. Gene expression profiling of 534 single ICM cells identified distinct downstream targets associated with each receptor. These data lead us to propose a model whereby unique and additive activities of FGFR1 and FGFR2 within the ICM coordinate establishment of two distinct lineages.
Literature context: U392A-UC; RRID:AB_2650531 Rabbit mon
Activation of the FGF signaling pathway during preimplantation development of the mouse embryo is known to be essential for differentiation of the inner cell mass and the formation of the primitive endoderm (PrE). We now show using fluorescent reporter knockin lines that Fgfr1 is expressed in all cell populations of the blastocyst, while Fgfr2 expression becomes restricted to extraembryonic lineages, including the PrE. We further show that loss of both receptors prevents the development of the PrE and demonstrate that FGFR1 plays a more prominent role in this process than FGFR2. Finally, we document an essential role for FGFRs in embryonic stem cell (ESC) differentiation, with FGFR1 again having a greater influence than FGFR2 in ESC exit from the pluripotent state. Collectively, these results identify mechanisms through which FGF signaling regulates inner cell mass lineage restriction and cell commitment during preimplantation development.