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Recently, HUABIO was referenced in a peer reviewed journal article, Bi, Ruiye, et al. "A single-cell transcriptional atlas reveals resident progenitor cell niche functions in TMJ disc development and injury." Nature Communications 14.1 (2023): 830.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a complex joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. It is responsible for the movements required for eating, speaking, and other jaw-related activities. The TMJ disc is an important component of the TMJ, acting as a cushion between the jawbone and the skull. The development and maintenance of the TMJ disc involve a complex interplay between various cell types, including progenitor cells that can differentiate into different cell types as needed.
A recent article published in Nature Communications by Bi, Ruiye, et al. titled "A single-cell transcriptional atlas reveals resident progenitor cell niche functions in TMJ disc development and injury" presents a single-cell RNA sequencing analysis of the developing and injured TMJ disc. The study aimed to identify the cell types and gene expression patterns involved in TMJ disc development and injury and to understand the role of progenitor cells in these processes.
The authors used single-cell RNA sequencing to analyze the transcriptome of cells from developing and injured TMJ discs in mice. They identified distinct cell types, including chondrocytes, fibroblasts, and mesenchymal progenitor cells, and found that different cell types expressed distinct sets of genes.
The authors also found that the expression of genes involved in extracellular matrix (ECM) organization and collagen synthesis was enriched in fibroblasts, suggesting that these cells play a critical role in ECM remodeling during TMJ disc development and injury. Moreover, they identified a novel population of resident progenitor cells that could differentiate into chondrocytes and fibroblasts and contribute to tissue repair after injury.
One of the key techniques used in this study was fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), which enabled the researchers to visualize and analyze gene expression in individual cells.
FISH is a molecular biology technique that uses fluorescently-labeled probes to target and bind to specific mRNA molecules within cells. By using different colored probes for different mRNA targets, researchers can identify the expression patterns of multiple genes in a single cell. In the study by Bi et al., FISH was used to validate and complement the single-cell RNA sequencing data that was generated.
Specifically, FISH was used to analyze the expression of two genes, Hoxa2 and Prrx1, in the developing TMJ disc. These genes are known to be involved in the regulation of cell fate and tissue development. The researchers used FISH to visualize the expression patterns of these genes in individual cells and compare them to the RNA sequencing data. They found that the FISH results were consistent with the sequencing data, validating the accuracy of their transcriptomic analysis.
In addition to validating their RNA sequencing data, FISH was also used to identify subpopulations of cells within the TMJ disc. By targeting specific mRNA markers, the researchers were able to identify distinct cell populations, including progenitor cells, fibrocartilage cells, and immune cells. This information helped to further refine the single-cell atlas and provide insights into the cellular dynamics of TMJ disc development and injury. The researchers used HUABIO antibody, RFP Recombinant Rabbit Monoclonal Antibody [JA10-52] (ET1704-21) to labeled RFP whose fluorescence signal may be diminished during sample processing
The study's findings shed light on the complex cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in TMJ disc development and injury. The identification of resident progenitor cells that can contribute to tissue repair after injury is of particular interest and could lead to the development of new therapeutic strategies for TMJ disc disorders.
In conclusion, the article by Bi, Ruiye, et al. provides a valuable resource for researchers studying the development and maintenance of the TMJ disc.
RFP Recombinant Rabbit Monoclonal Antibody [JA10-52] (ET1704-21)
Bi, Ruiye, et al. "A single-cell transcriptional atlas reveals resident progenitor cell niche functions in TMJ disc development and injury." Nature Communications 14.1 (2023): 830.