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ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-190826-8
Stochastic cell-cycle entry and cell-state-dependent fate outputs of injury-reactivated tectal radial glia in zebrafish
Yu, S., He, J.
Date: 2019
Source: eLIFE   8: (Journal)
Registered Authors: He, Jie, Yu, Shuguang
Keywords: Notch, developmental biology, gliosis, injury, radial glia, reactivation, regenerative medicine, stem cells, the optic tectum, zebrafish
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Cell Cycle*
  • Cell Proliferation
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Gliosis/physiopathology*
  • Neuroglia/physiology*
  • Superior Colliculi/injuries*
  • Wounds and Injuries/complications*
  • Zebrafish
PubMed: 31442201 Full text @ Elife
Gliosis defined as reactive changes of resident glia is the primary response of the central nervous system (CNS) to trauma. The proliferation and fate controls of injury-reactivated glia are essential but remain largely unexplored. In zebrafish optic tectum, we found that stab injury drove a subset of radial glia (RG) into the cell cycle, and surprisingly, proliferative RG responding to sequential injuries of the same site were distinct but overlapping, which was in agreement with stochastic cell-cycle entry. Single-cell RNA sequencing analysis and functional assays further revealed the involvement of Notch/Delta lateral inhibition in this stochastic cell-cycle entry. Furthermore, the long-term clonal analysis showed that proliferative RG were largely gliogenic. Notch inhibition of reactive RG, not dormant and proliferative RG, resulted in an increased production of neurons, which were short-lived. Our findings gain new insights into the proliferation and fate controls of injury-reactivated CNS glia in zebrafish.