Establishment of MUi009 - A human induced pluripotent stem cells from a 32year old male with homozygous β°-thalassemia coinherited with heterozygous α-thalassemia 2


The thalassemias are a group of genetic disorders characterized by a deficiency in the synthesis of globin chains. In this study the MUi009-A human induced pluripotent stem cell line was successfully generated from peripheral blood CD34+ haematopoietic progenitors of a 32year old male who had coinherited a homozygous β°-thalassemia mutation at codon 41/42 (-TCTT) and a heterozygous α-thalassemia 4.2 deletion. The MUi009-A cell line exhibited embryonic stem cell characteristics with consistent pluripotency marker expression and the capability of differentiating into the three germ layers. The cell line may provide a tool for drug testing and gene therapy studies. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Authors Wongkummool W, Maneepitasut W, Tong-Ngam P, Tangprasittipap A, Munkongdee T, Boonchuay C, Svasti S, Kitiyanant N, Paiboonsukwong K, Fucharoen S, Tubsuwan A
Journal Stem cell research
Publication Date 2017 Apr;20:80-83
PubMed 28395745
DOI 10.1016/j.scr.2017.02.012

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