Isolation of nuclei from mouse white adipose tissues for single-nucleus genomics

Elvira Laila Van Hauwaert*, Ellen Gammelmark, Anitta Kinga Sárvári, Lena Larsen, Ronni Nielsen, Jesper Grud Skat Madsen, Susanne Mandrup*

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Lipid-filled adipocytes are incompatible with droplet-based single-cell methods, such as 10x Genomics-based technology, thus restricting droplet-based single-cell analyses of adipose tissues to the stromal vascular fraction. To overcome this limitation and obtain cellular and molecular insight into adipose tissue composition and plasticity, single-nucleus sequencing-based technologies can be applied. Here, we provide an optimized protocol for nuclei isolation from mouse adipose tissues suitable for single-nucleus RNA sequencing. This allows for transcriptomic profiling of the entire adipose tissue at single-cell resolution. For complete details on the use of this protocol, please refer to Sárvári et al., 2021.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100612
JournalSTAR Protocols
Issue number3
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 17. Sept 2021

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  • Cell isolation
  • Gene Expression
  • Genomics
  • Metabolism
  • RNA-seq
  • Single Cell


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