Generation of KCL018 research grade human embryonic stem cell line carrying a mutation in the DMPK gene


The KCL018 human embryonic stem cell line was derived from an embryo donated for research that carried an autosomal dominant mutation affecting one allele of the DMPK gene encoding the dystrophia myotonica protein kinase (2200 trinucleotide repeats; 14 for the normal allele). The ICM was isolated using laser microsurgery and plated on γ-irradiated human foreskin fibroblasts. Both the derivation and cell line propagation were performed in an animal product-free environment. Pluripotent state and differentiation potential were confirmed by in vitro assays. Copyright © 2016 University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Authors Miere C, Hewitson H, Devito L, Wood V, Kadeva N, Cornwell G, Codognotto S, Stephenson E, Ilic D
Journal Stem cell research
Publication Date 2016 Mar;16(2):342-4
PubMed 27346000
PubMed Central PMC4823665
DOI 10.1016/j.scr.2016.01.004

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