Title: The undoing of differentiation by four defined factors: A big step forward towards generating patient specific pluripotent stem cells
Authors: Verfaillie, Catherine # ×
Issue Date: Nov-2008
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishers
Series Title: Journal of Hepatology vol:49 issue:5 pages:876-8
Abstract: Induction of pluripotent stem cells from adult human fibroblasts by defined factors. Takahashi K, Tanabe K, Ohnuki M, Narita M, Ichisaka T, Tomoda K, Yamanaka S. Successful reprogramming of differentiated human somatic cells into a pluripotent state would allow creation of patient- and disease-specific stem cells. We previously reported generation of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, capable of germline transmission, from mouse somatic cells by transduction of four defined transcription factors. Here, we demonstrate the generation of iPS cells from adult human dermal fibroblasts with the same four factors: Oct3/4, Sox2, Klf4, and c-Myc. Human iPS cells were similar to human embryonic stem (ES) cells in morphology, proliferation, surface antigens, gene expression, epigenetic status of pluripotent cell-specific genes, and telomerase activity. Furthermore, these cells could differentiate into cell types of the three germ layers in vitro and in teratomas. These findings demonstrate that iPS cells can be generated from adult human fibroblasts. [Abstract reproduced by permission of Cell 2007;131:861-872].
ISSN: 0168-8278
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Interdepartemental Stem Cell Institute (-)
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