Induced pluripotent stem cell line from a mouse model of human azoospermia with a frameshift mutation TEX11_1260Ins(TT)
|Title||Induced pluripotent stem cell line from a mouse model of human azoospermia with a frameshift mutation TEX11_1260Ins(TT)|
|Sponsor||National Institutes of Health|
|Institution||University of Pittsburgh|
Infertility is a common disease that impacts 15% of reproductive age couples worldwide and genetic causes are implicated in about half of those cases. Non-obstructive azoospermia is a severe for of male infertility that features spermatogenic failure resulting in no sperm in the ejaculate and severely reduces the chance to have biological children. We created a Tex11_1260Ins(TT) (1260GATATTGGTA) mutant mouse that models the TEX11_1258(TT) mutation identified from a patient with nonobstructive azoospermia. The Tex11_1260Ins(TT) iPSC cells displayed characteristics of pluripotent-like morphology, expressed pluripotent protein markers, showed normal karyotype, and were able to differentiate into tissues of the three germ layers.