Project Detail : PRJDB4421

Project TypePrimary submission
Project Data TypeEpigenomics, Transcriptome or Gene Expression

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Project titlePcgf5 regulates global H2A monoubiquitination but is dispensable for hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells
Project Description
Polycomb-group RING finger proteins (Pcgf1-Pcgf6) are components of Polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1)-related complexes that catalyzes monoubiquitination of histone H2A at lysine 119 (H2AK119ub1), an epigenetic mark associated with repression of genes. Pcgf5 has been characterized as a component of PRC1.5, one of the non-canonical PRC1, consisting of Ring1a/b, Rybp/Yaf2 and Auts2. However, the biological functions of Pcgf5 have not yet been characterized. Here we analyzed the impact of deletion of Pcgf5 specifically in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs). Pcgf5 is expressed preferentially in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and multipotent progenitors (MPPs) compared with committed myeloid progenitors and differentiated cells. We transplanted bone marrow (BM) cells from Cre-ERT control and Cre-ERT;Pcgf5fl/fl mice into lethally irradiated recipient mice. At 4 weeks post-transplantation, we deleted Pcgf5 by injecting tamoxifen. After deletion of Pcgf5, however, no obvious changes in hematopoiesis was detected including the number of HSPCs during a long-term observation period. Competitive BM repopulating assays revealed normal repopulating capacity of Pcgf5-deficient HSCs. Nevertheless, Pcgf5-deficient HSPCs showed a significant reduction in H2AK119ub1 levels compared with the control. ChIP-sequence analysis confirmed reduction in H2AK119ub1 levels, but revealed no significant association of changes in H2AK119ub1 levels with gene expression levels. Our findings demonstrates that Pcgf5-containing PRC1 functions as a histone modifier in vivo, but its role in HSPCs is limited and can be compensated by other PRC1-related complexes in HSPCs.
Release Date2016-05-23

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Sample scope/Material/Capture/Methodology

Sample ScopeMonoisolate




Organism information

Organism nameMus musculus
Taxonomy ID10090