Generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) from an atrial fibrillation patient carrying a KCNA5 p.D322H mutation
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia associated with several cardiac risk factors, but increasing evidences indicated a genetic component. Indeed, genetic variations of the atrial specific KCNA5 gene have been identified in patients with early-onset lone AF. To investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying AF, we reprogrammed to pluripotency polymorphonucleated leukocytes isolated from the blood of a patient carrying a KCNA5 p.D322H mutation, using a commercially available non-integrating system. The generated iPSCs expressed pluripotency markers and differentiated toward cells belonging to the three embryonic germ layers. Moreover, the cells showed a normal karyotype and retained the p.D322H mutation. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Authors||Mora C, Serzanti M, Giacomelli A, Turco V, Marchina E, Bertini V, Piovani G, Savio G, Refsgaard L, Olesen MS, Cortellini V, Dell'Era P|
|Journal||Stem cell research|
|Publication Date||2017 Oct;24:29-32|