Generation of genomic-integration-free human induced pluripotent stem cells and the derived cardiomyocytes of X-linked dilated cardiomyopathy from DMD gene mutation


We derived an integration-free induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line from the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of a 23-year-old male patient. This patient carries a 5' splice site point mutation in intron 1 (c.31+1G>A) of the dystrophin gene, a mutation associated with X-linked dilated cardiomyopathy (XLDCM). Sendai virus was used to reprogram the PBMCs and deliver OCT3/4, SOX2, c-MYC, and KLF4 factors. The iPSC line (HKUi002-A) generated preserved the mutation, expressed common pluripotency markers, differentiated into three germ layers in vivo, and exhibited a normal karyotype. Further differentiation into cardiomyocytes enables the study of the disease mechanisms of XLDCM. Copyright © 2020 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Authors Zhu S, Law AHY, Deng R, Poon ENY, Lo CW, Kwong AKY, Liang R, Chan KYK, Wong WL, Tan-Un KC, Pijnappel WWMP, Chan GCF, Chan SHS
Journal Stem cell research
Publication Date 2020 Dec;49:102040
PubMed 33099108
DOI 10.1016/j.scr.2020.102040

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