Co-Culture of Glomerular Endothelial Cells and Podocytes in a Custom-Designed Glomerulus-on-a-Chip Model Improves the Filtration Barrier Integrity and Affects the Glomerular Cell Phenotype

The authors delevoped co-culturing methods for glomerulus endothelial and epithelial cells for the glomerulus-on-a-chip technology. Specifically, with RNA-seq, they investigated the effect of crosstalk between the two cells on their transcriptome, which was shown to affect differentiation and adhesion programs.

Time-resolved single-cell sequencing identifies multiple waves of mRNA decay during the mitosis-to-G1 phase transition

The authors show that scheduled mRNA decay helps to reshape cell cycle gene expression as cells move from mitosis into G1 phase. To obtain a detailed view of mRNA levels as cells progress from M phase into G1 phase, they developed an original method that connects live-cell microscopy with SORT-seq.

LGR6 marks nephron progenitor cells

Nephron progenitor cells develop into all mature structures of the kidney through a stepwise process called mesenchymal to epithelial transition. Van Ineveld et al. identify protein LGR6 as a marker specific to nephron progenitor cells by combining single-cell RNA sequencing and in vivo lineage tracing techniques.

Cell Type Purification by Single-Cell Transcriptome-Trained Sorting

This paper presents GateID, a computational method that combines single-cell RNA sequencing with FACS index sorting. It uses only native cellular properties such as cell size, granularity, and mitochondrial content to purify cell types of choice, making a priori knowledge of cell type markers unneeded