Glia, Oct 2020

Time-resolved single-cell RNAseq profiling identifies a novel Fabp5-expressing subpopulation of inflammatory myeloid cells in chronic spinal cord injury

Regan Hamel, Luca Peruzzotti-Jametti, Katherine Ridley, Veronica Testa, Bryan Yu, David Rowitch, John C. Marioni, View ORCID ProfileStefano Pluchino


Innate immune responses following spinal cord injury (SCI) participate in early secondary pathogenesis and wound healing events. Here, we used time-resolved scRNAseq to map transcriptional profiles of SC tissue-resident and infiltrating myeloid cells post-SCI. Our work identifies a novel subpopulation of Fabp5+ inflammatory myeloid cells, comprising both resident and infiltrating cells and displaying a delayed cytotoxic profile at the lesion epicentre, which may serve as a target for future therapeutics.


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