alexa L3 Lhx8 is a pivotal factor for cholinergic differentiation of murine embryonic stem cells
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Author(s): K Tatsumi, T Manabe

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L3/Lhx8 is a member of the LIM-homeobox gene family. Previously, we demonstrated that L3/Lhx8-null mice specifically lacked cholinergic neurons in the basal forebrain. In the present study, we conditionally suppressed L3/Lhx8 function during retinoic acid-induced neural differentiation of a murine embryonic stem (ES) cell line using an L3/Lhx8-targeted small interfering RNA (siRNA) produced by an H1.2 promoter-driven vector. Our culture conditions induced efficient differentiation of the ES cells into neurons and astrocytes, but far less efficient differentiation into oligodendrocytes. Suppression of L3/Lhx8 expression by siRNA led to a dramatic decrease in the number of cells positive for the cholinergic marker ChAT, and overexpression of L3/Lhx8 recovered this effect. However, no significant changes were observed in the number of Tuj1+ neurons and GABA+ cells. These results strongly suggest that L3/Lhx8 is a key factor in the cholinergic differentiation of murine ES cells and is involved in basal forebrain development.

This article was published in Cell Death Differ. and referenced in Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy

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