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Genome-wide characterization of the routes to pluripotency

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, December 2014
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6 news outlets
3 blogs
24 tweeters
2 patents
1 peer review site
11 weibo users
5 Facebook pages
1 Google+ user
1 Q&A thread


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Genome-wide characterization of the routes to pluripotency
Published in
Nature, December 2014
DOI 10.1038/nature14046
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Samer M. I. Hussein, Mira C. Puri, Peter D. Tonge, Marco Benevento, Andrew J. Corso, Jennifer L. Clancy, Rowland Mosbergen, Mira Li, Dong-Sung Lee, Nicole Cloonan, David L. A. Wood, Javier Munoz, Robert Middleton, Othmar Korn, Hardip R. Patel, Carl A. White, Jong-Yeon Shin, Maely E. Gauthier, Kim-Anh Lê Cao, Jong-Il Kim, Jessica C. Mar, Nika Shakiba, William Ritchie, John E. J. Rasko, Sean M. Grimmond, Peter W. Zandstra, Christine A. Wells, Thomas Preiss, Jeong-Sun Seo, Albert J. R. Heck, Ian M. Rogers, Andras Nagy


Somatic cell reprogramming to a pluripotent state continues to challenge many of our assumptions about cellular specification, and despite major efforts, we lack a complete molecular characterization of the reprograming process. To address this gap in knowledge, we generated extensive transcriptomic, epigenomic and proteomic data sets describing the reprogramming routes leading from mouse embryonic fibroblasts to induced pluripotency. Through integrative analysis, we reveal that cells transition through distinct gene expression and epigenetic signatures and bifurcate towards reprogramming transgene-dependent and -independent stable pluripotent states. Early transcriptional events, driven by high levels of reprogramming transcription factor expression, are associated with widespread loss of histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27me3) trimethylation, representing a general opening of the chromatin state. Maintenance of high transgene levels leads to re-acquisition of H3K27me3 and a stable pluripotent state that is alternative to the embryonic stem cell (ESC)-like fate. Lowering transgene levels at an intermediate phase, however, guides the process to the acquisition of ESC-like chromatin and DNA methylation signature. Our data provide a comprehensive molecular description of the reprogramming routes and is accessible through the Project Grandiose portal at http://www.stemformatics.org.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 10 2%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
Spain 3 <1%
France 3 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Turkey 2 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Other 8 2%
Unknown 495 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 147 28%
Researcher 135 25%
Student > Master 68 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 42 8%
Student > Bachelor 36 7%
Other 104 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 294 55%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 117 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 40 8%
Unspecified 24 5%
Neuroscience 10 2%
Other 47 9%

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