Single-cell Atlas of common variable immunodeficiency shows germinal center-associated epigenetic dysregulation in B-cell responses.
Bonder, Marc Jan
de la Calle-Fabregat, Carlos
Rodríguez-Cortez, Virginia C
van Dongen, Stijn
Kiselev, Vladimir Yu
Springer Science and Business Media LLC
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Rodríguez-Ubreva, J., Arutyunyan, A., Bonder, M. J., Del Pino-Molina, L., Clark, S. J., de la Calle-Fabregat, C., Garcia-Alonso, L., et al. (2022). Single-cell Atlas of common variable immunodeficiency shows germinal center-associated epigenetic dysregulation in B-cell responses.. Nat Commun, 13 (1) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-29450-x
Funder: Wellcome Trust
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), the most prevalent symptomatic primary immunodeficiency, displays impaired terminal B-cell differentiation and defective antibody responses. Incomplete genetic penetrance and ample phenotypic expressivity in CVID suggest the participation of additional pathogenic mechanisms. Monozygotic (MZ) twins discordant for CVID are uniquely valuable for studying the contribution of epigenetics to the disease. Here, we generate a single-cell epigenomics and transcriptomics census of naïve-to-memory B cell differentiation in a CVID-discordant MZ twin pair. Our analysis identifies DNA methylation, chromatin accessibility and transcriptional defects in memory B-cells mirroring defective cell-cell communication upon activation. These findings are validated in a cohort of CVID patients and healthy donors. Our findings provide a comprehensive multi-omics map of alterations in naïve-to-memory B-cell transition in CVID and indicate links between the epigenome and immune cell cross-talk. Our resource, publicly available at the Human Cell Atlas, gives insight into future diagnosis and treatments of CVID patients.
Germinal Center, B-Lymphocytes, Humans, Common Variable Immunodeficiency, Epigenesis, Genetic, Epigenomics
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-29450-x
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/336707
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