Elucidation of the Pathogenesis of Autoinflammatory Diseases Using iPS Cells


Autoinflammatory diseases are a disease entity caused by the dysregulation of innate immune cells. Typical autoinflammatory diseases are monogenic disorders and often very rare. As a result, there is a relative lack of understanding of the pathogenesis, poor diagnosis and little available treatment. Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are a new technology being applied to in vitro disease modeling. These models are especially useful for the analysis of rare and intractable diseases including autoinflammatory diseases. In this review, I will provide a general overview of iPS cell models for autoinflammatory diseases and a brief description of the results obtained from individual reports.

Authors Saito MK
Journal Children (Basel, Switzerland)
Publication Date 2021 Feb 1;8(2)
PubMed 33535645
PubMed Central PMC7912798
DOI 10.3390/children8020094

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