Generation of human iPSC line (UCLi013-A) from a patient with microphthalmia and aniridia, carrying a heterozygous missense mutation c.372C>A p.(Asn124Lys) in PAX6


A human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) line (UCLi013-A) was generated from fibroblast cells of a 34-year-old donor with multiple ocular conditions including severe microphthalmia and aniridia. The patient had a heterozygous missense mutation in PAX6 c.372C>A, p.(Asn124Lys), validated in the fibroblasts through Sanger sequencing. Fibroblasts derived from a skin biopsy were reprogrammed using integration free episomal reprogramming. The established iPSC line was found to express pluripotency markers, exhibit differentiation potential in vitro and display a normal karyotype. This cell line will act as a tool for disease modelling of microphthalmia and aniridia, identification of therapeutic targets and drug screening. Copyright © 2021. Published by Elsevier B.V.

Authors Harding P, Lima Cunha D, Méjécase C, Eintracht J, Toualbi L, Sarkar H, Moosajee M
Journal Stem cell research
Publication Date 2021 Mar;51:102184
PubMed 33524672
PubMed Central PMC7957338
DOI 10.1016/j.scr.2021.102184

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