Pheno-Seq, linking 3D phenotypes of clonal tumor spheroids to gene expression

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Study Description

3D-culture systems have advanced cancer modeling by reflecting physiological characteristics of in-vivo tissues, but our understanding of functional intratumor heterogeneity including visual phenotypes and underlying gene expression is still limited. Transcriptional heterogeneity can be dissected by single-cell RNA-sequencing, but these technologies suffer from low RNA-input and fail to directly correlate gene expression with contextual cellular phenotypes. Here we present pheno-seq for integrated high-throughput imaging and transcriptomic profiling of clonal tumor spheroids derived from 3D models of breast and colorectal cancer. Specifically, we identify characteristic expression signatures that are associated with heterogeneous invasive and proliferative behavior including a rare cell subtype. Furthermore, we identify functionally relevant transcriptional regulators missed by single-cell RNA-seq, link visual phenotypes defined by heterogenous expression to inhibitor response and infer single-cell regulatory states by deconvolution. We anticipate that directly linking molecular ... (Show More)

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Pheno-seq is a new approach that integrates high-throughput imaging and transcriptomic profiling of clonal spheroids/organoids to dissect functional tumor cell heterogeneity in 3D cell culture systems. The method is based on the iCELL8 technology (TakaraBio) that uses barcoded nanowells and a micro-solenoid valve dispenser. The CRC_spheroid dataset contains demultiplexed RNA-sequencing profiles (FASTQ file format, NextSeq 500) of 95 clonal tumor spheroids derived from a patient with colorectal ... (Show More)
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