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Title: The use of cold active proteases can dramatically reduce single cell RNA-seq gene expression artifacts      
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Transcriptome or Gene expression
ID:
PRJNA369393
description:
Single cell RNA-seq is a powerful methodology, but with important limitations. In particular, the process of enzymatic separation of cells at 37O C can be expected to result in artifact changes in gene expression patterns. We here describe a dissociation method that uses protease from a psychrophilic microorganism with high activity in the cold. The entire procedure is carried out at 6O C or colder, where mammalian transcriptional machinery is largely inactive. To test this method we carry out single cell RNA-seq on about 9,000 cells, comparing the results of the cold method with a method using 37O C incubations for multiple times. We show that the cold active protease method results in a great reduction in gene expression artifacts. Overall design: Whole mouse post natal day 1 kidney cells were dissassociated by either a cold active protease or an enzyme cocktail for varying lengths of time. The gene expression profiles of the four groups of cells were determined by drop-seq / RNA-seq.
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landingpage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/PRJNA369393
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name:
Mus musculus
ncbiID:
ncbitax:10090
abbreviation:
NCBI
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
ID:
SCR:006472
name:
National Center for Biotechnology Information
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject
ID:
SCR:004801
name:
NCBI BioProject