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03 2019 Cell reports

Nidogen-1 Contributes to the Interaction Network Involved in Pro-B Cell Retention in the Peri-sinusoidal Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niche.


Balzano M, De Grandis M, Vu Manh TP, Chasson L, Bardin F, Farina A, Sergé A, Bidaut G, Charbord P, Hérault L, Cartier-Michaud A, Boned A, Dalod M, Duprez E, Genever P, Coles M, Bajenoff M, Xerri L, Aurrand-Lions M, Schiff C, Mancini SJC


In the bone marrow, CXCL12 and IL-7 are essential for B cell differentiation, whereas hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) maintenance requires SCF and CXCL12. Peri-sinusoidal stromal (PSS) cells are the main source of IL-7, but their characterization as a pro-B cell niche remains limited. Here, we characterize pro-B cell supporting stromal cells and decipher the interaction network allowing pro-B cell retention. Preferential contacts are found between pro-B cells and PSS cells, which homogeneously express HSC and B cell niche genes. Furthermore, pro-B cells are frequently located in the vicinity of HSCs in the same niche. Using an interactome bioinformatics pipeline, we identify Nidogen-1 as essential for pro-B cell retention in the peri-sinusoidal niche as confirmed in Nidogen-1 mice. Finally, human pro-B cells and hematopoietic progenitors are observed close to similar IL-7 stromal cells. Thus, a multispecific niche exists in mouse and human supporting both early progenitors and committed hematopoietic lineages.

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