Determination of cell specific regulatory enhancers in hematopoetic models

Dataset ID Technology Samples
EGAD00001002205 Illumina HiSeq 2000,Illumina HiSeq 2500,Illumina MiSeq 155

Dataset Description

The BLUEPRINT project is a large-scale project investigating epigenetic mechanisms involved in blood formation, in health and disease. The human variation workpackage (WP10, led by NS) of the project seeks to characterize the effect of common sequence variation on the epigenome status of a cell. To do this, the project will use highly purified blood cells to minimise "experimental noise" and therefore enhance the power to discover modest effects. Two peripheral blood cell types, the CD14+CD16- monocyte (an important central orchestrator of adaptive immunity and a bridge between innate and adaptive immunity) and the CD65+CD9- neutrophilic granulocyte (the frontline cell for innate immunity) have been selected for this purpose. The two types of cells will be obtained at high purity from adult blood (AB) of 200 healthy males and females, respectively. Cells will be purified by using already validated and fully operational protocols that are based on density gradient centrifugation of the buffy coat obtained from whole blood, followed by magnetic bead-based purification using monoclonal antibodies against Cluster of Differentiation (CD) lineage-specific cell surface markers. Units of 475 ml of AB will be obtained from consenting volunteers of the Cambridge BioResource (CBR), a panel of 10,000 healthy volunteers local to Cambridge who have already consented to participate in biomedical research and of whom biological samples (DNA, plasma, serum) and lifestyle data have been deposited in a repository and database, respectively. We are requesting funding from the Human Diversity project to sequence the genomes of the 200 CBR volunteers at low pass (6x coverage). Nuclei, ... (Show More)

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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
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Email: datasharing [at] sanger [dot] ac [dot] uk
More details: EGAC00001000205


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