ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-160725-14
Epigenetic regulation of hematopoietic stem cell development
Li, C., Evans, T., Goll, M.G.
Date: 2016
Source: Methods in cell biology   135: 431-48 (Chapter)
Registered Authors: Evans, Todd, Goll, Mary
Keywords: Acetylation, DNA methylation, Embryogenesis, Genetics, Hemogenic endothelium, Hydroxymethylcytosine, TET genes, Zebrafish
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Cell Lineage/genetics
  • Epigenesis, Genetic*
  • Epigenomics/methods*
  • Genetic Engineering/methods*
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cells*
  • Signal Transduction/genetics
  • Zebrafish/genetics
PubMed: 27443939 Full text @ Meth. Cell. Biol.
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are multipotent self-renewing precursors with the capacity to differentiate into all adult blood cell lineages. HSC development is a highly orchestrated process regulated by multiple transcription factors and signaling pathways. Emerging evidence suggests that epigenetic regulation is an additional essential component of HSC development. Powerful genetic and imaging approaches, combined with conservation of mammalian programs, have made zebrafish a prominent model for the study of HSC production. This chapter summarizes approaches that have been used to identify epigenetic regulators of HSC development in zebrafish and highlights additional strategies that are likely to facilitate progress in this promising field.