Multipotent hematopoietic progenitors divide asymmetrically to create progenitors of the lymphomyeloid and erythromyeloid lineages

André Görgens, Anna Kristin Ludwig, Michael Möllmann, Adalbert Krawczyk, Jan Dürig, Helmut Hanenberg, Peter A. Horn, Bernd Giebel

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Abstract

Hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) can self-renew and create committed progenitors, a process supposed to involve asymmetric cell divisions (ACDs). Previously, we had linked the kinetics of CD133 expression with ACDs but failed to detect asymmetric segregation of classical CD133 epitopes on fixed, mitotic HSPCs. Now, by using a novel anti-CD133 antibody (HC7), we confirmed the occurrence of asymmetric CD133 segregation on paraformaldehyde-fixed and living HSPCs. After showing that HC7 binding does not recognizably affect biological features of human HSPCs, we studied ACDs in different HSPC subtypes and determined the developmental potential of arising daughter cells at the single-cell level. Approximately 70% of the HSPCs of the multipotent progenitor (MPP) fraction studied performed ACDs, and about 25% generated lymphoid-primed multipotent progenitor (LMPP) as wells as erythromyeloid progenitor (EMP) daughter cells. Since MPPs hardly created daughter cells maintaining MPP characteristics, our data suggest that under conventional culture conditions, ACDs are lineage instructive rather than self-renewing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1058-1072
Number of pages15
JournalStem Cell Reports
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 9 2014

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  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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Görgens, A., Ludwig, A. K., Möllmann, M., Krawczyk, A., Dürig, J., Hanenberg, H., Horn, P. A., & Giebel, B. (2014). Multipotent hematopoietic progenitors divide asymmetrically to create progenitors of the lymphomyeloid and erythromyeloid lineages. Stem Cell Reports, 3(6), 1058-1072. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stemcr.2014.09.016