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Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)

Generation and hepatic differentiation of human iPS cells.


PMID 22167643

Abstract

A method for the generation of human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells was established. This method employs adenovirus carrying the ecotropic retrovirus receptor mCAT1 and Moloney murine leukemia virus (MMLV)-based retroviral vectors carrying the four transcription factors POU5F1 (OCT3/4), KLF4, SOX2, and MYC (c-Myc) (Masaki H & Ishikawa T Stem Cell Res 1:105-15, 2007). The differentiation of human iPS cells into hepatic cells was performed by a stepwise protocol (Song Z et al. Cell Res 19:1233-42, 2009). These cells have potential as patient-specific in vitro models for studying disease etiology and could be used in drug discovery programs tailored to deal with genetic variations in drug efficacy and toxicity.

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