Generation of human induced pluripotent stem cell lines (UNIMGi003-A and UNIMGi004-A) from two Italian siblings affected by Unverricht-Lundborg disease


Unverricht-Lundborg disease (ULD) is an inherited form of progressive myoclonus epilepsy caused by mutations in the gene encoding Cystatin B (CSTB), an inhibitor of lysosomal proteases. The most common mutation described in ULD patients is an unstable expansion of a dodecamer sequence located in the CSTB gene promoter. This expansion is causative of the downregulation of CSTB gene expression and, consequently, of its inhibitory activity. Here we report the generation of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines from two Italian siblings having a family history of ULD and affected by different clinical and pathological phenotypes of the disease. Copyright © 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Authors Lucchino V, Scaramuzzino L, Scalise S, Grillone K, Lo Conte M, Esposito C, Aguglia U, Ferlazzo E, Perrotti N, Malatesta P, Parrotta EI, Cuda G
Journal Stem cell research
Publication Date 2021 Apr 9;53:102329
PubMed 33865103
DOI 10.1016/j.scr.2021.102329

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