|ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-180405-3|
Heterogeneous fates and dynamic rearrangement of regenerative epidermis-derived cells during zebrafish fin regeneration
Shibata, E., Ando, K., Murase, E., Kawakami, A.
|Source:||Development (Cambridge, England) 145(8): (Journal)|
|Registered Authors:||Ando, Kazunori, Kawakami, Atsushi|
|Keywords:||Cell lineage, Cre-loxP, Fibronectin 1b, Fin regeneration, Wound epidermis, Zebrafish|
|PubMed:||29615465 Full text @ Development|
Shibata, E., Ando, K., Murase, E., Kawakami, A. (2018) Heterogeneous fates and dynamic rearrangement of regenerative epidermis-derived cells during zebrafish fin regeneration. Development (Cambridge, England). 145(8).
ABSTRACTThe regenerative epidermis (RE) is a specialized tissue that plays an essential role in tissue regeneration. However, the fate of the RE during and after regeneration is unknown. In this study, we performed Cre-loxP-mediated cell fate tracking and revealed the fates of a major population of the RE cells that express fibronectin 1b (fn1b) during zebrafish fin regeneration. Our study showed that these RE cells are mainly recruited from the inter-ray epidermis, and that they follow heterogeneous cell fates. Early recruited cells contribute to initial wound healing and soon disappear by apoptosis, while the later recruited cells contribute to the regenerated epidermis. Intriguingly, many of these cells are also expelled from the regenerated tissue by a dynamic caudal movement of the epidermis over time, and in turn the loss of epidermal cells is replenished by a global self-replication of basal and suprabasal cells in fin. De-differentiation of non-basal epidermal cells into the basal epidermal cells did not occur during regeneration. Overall, our study reveals the heterogeneous fates of RE cells and a dynamic rearrangement of the epidermis during and after regeneration.