ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-200422-25
Bone morphogenetic protein signaling regulates Id1-mediated neural stem cell quiescence in the adult zebrafish brain via a phylogenetically conserved enhancer module
Zhang, G., Ferg, M., Lübke, L., Takamiya, M., Beil, T., Gourain, V., Diotel, N., Strähle, U., Rastegar, S.
Date: 2020
Source: Stem Cells   38(7): 875-889 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Beil, Tanja, Diotel, Nicolas, Ferg, Marco, Gourain, Victor, Lübke, Luisa, Rastegar, Sepand, Strähle, Uwe, Takamiya, Masanari, Zhang, Gaoqun
Keywords: BMP, adult neurogenesis, cis-regulatory modules, id1, neural stem cell, radial glial cell, regeneration, telencephalon, transcription, zebrafish
MeSH Terms: none
PubMed: 32246536 Full text @ Stem Cells
In the telencephalon of adult zebrafish, the inhibitor of DNA binding 1 (id1) gene is expressed in radial glial cells (RGCs), behaving as neural stem cells (NSCs), during constitutive and regenerative neurogenesis. Id1 controls the balance between resting and proliferating states of RGCs by promoting quiescence. Here, we identified a phylogenetically conserved cis-regulatory module (CRM) mediating the specific expression of id1 in RGCs. Systematic deletion mapping and mutation of conserved transcription factor binding sites in stable transgenic zebrafish lines reveal that this CRM operates via conserved smad1/5 and 4 binding motifs under both homeostatic and regenerative conditions. Transcriptome analysis of injured and uninjured telencephala as well as pharmacological inhibition experiments identify a crucial role of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling for the function of the CRM. Our data highlight that BMP signals control id1 expression and thus NSC proliferation during constitutive and induced neurogenesis.