Generation of three human induced pluripotent stem cell sublines (MZT04D, MZT04J, MZT04C) for reproductive science research

Publication date: Available online 16 September 2019Source: Stem Cell ResearchAuthor(s): Erica C. Pandolfi, Ernesto J. Rojas, Enrique Sosa, Joanna J. Gell, Timothy J. Hunt, Sierra Goldsmith, Yuting Fan, Sherman J. Silber, Amander T. ClarkAbstractWe generated three human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) sublines from human dermal fibroblasts (HDF) (MZT04) generated from a skin biopsy donated from a fertile woman. The skin biopsy was broadly consented for generating hiPSC lines for biomedical research, including unique consent specifically for studying human fertility and infertility. hiPSCs were reprogrammed using Sendai virus vectors and were subsequently positive for markers of self-renewal including OCT4, NANOG, TRA-1-81 and SSEA-4. Pluripotency was further verified using teratomas. These sublines serve as controls for hiPSC research projects aimed at understanding the cell and molecular regulation of female fertility and infertility.
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