Derivation of human embryonic stem cell line MUSIe001-A from an embryo with homozygous α0-thalassemia (SEA deletion)


MUSIe001-A cell line was derived from a Southeast Asian (SEA) type deletion α0-thalassemia embryo. The SEA deletion embryo was donated for research with informed consent. This cell line shows normal hESC morphology, expresses all pluripotent markers, and has the potential to differentiate into all three germ layers in vitro and in vivo. The MUSIe001-A line has normal karyotype and is free from mycoplasma contamination. PCR analysis confirmed the MUSIe001-A cell line to be a SEA type deletion. MUSIe001-A is a valuable proof of principle model for gene therapy that will facilitate the development of new treatments for affected foetuses. Copyright © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Authors Laowtammathron C, Chingsuwanrote P, Choavaratana R, Phornwilardsiri S, Sitthirit K, Kaewjunun C, Makemaharn O, Terbto P, Waeteekul S, Lorthongpanich C, U-Pratya Y, Srisook P, Kheolamai P, Issaragrisil S
Journal Stem cell research
Publication Date 2020 Mar;43:101695
PubMed 31945613
DOI 10.1016/j.scr.2019.101695

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