Generation of the induced pluripotent stem cell line SFMUi001-A from a patient with usher syndrome type 2 caused by biallelic variants in the USH2A gene
Biallelic variants in the USH2A gene cause Usher syndrome type 2 (USH2), in which patients' symptoms are progressive night blindness, reduced visual field, decreased central vision and sensorineural hearing impairment. There is currently no effective drug for USH2. In this study, we isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells from a patient with USH2. The pluripotency of induced cells was verified by the presence of cell surface markers, the expression of pluripotent genes, and the formation of teratomas. The generation of this induced pluripotent stem cell line provides an effective way to study USH2, such as disease modeling and drug screening. Usher syndrome type 2 (USH2) is a genetic disease mainly caused by biallelic variants in the USH2A gene. Patients usually present with progressive night blindness, reduced visual field, and then reduced central vision. Patients with USH2 also have sensorineural hearing impairment. There is currently no effective treatment for USH2, and the pathogenesis is still unclear. Therefore, it is of great significance to study the pathogenic mechanism of USH2A gene variants for the study of therapeutic targets. In this study, we obtained induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line containing USH2A gene variants. We isolated mononuclear cells from the peripheral blood of patient and established iPSCs by reprogramming with nonintegrating vectors. We then confirmed the pluripotency of our generated iPSCs through the detection of multiple cell surface markers, the expression of pluripotency-related genes, and the ability to form teratomas with three germ layer structures in vivo. The generation of this cell line will facilitate research on USH2 disease and will play a role that cannot be underestimated in future organoid generation, drug screening, and research on drug targets as well as mechanisms. Copyright © 2023. Published by Elsevier B.V.
|Authors||Qiu S, Zhang X, Zhang L, Liu Z, Wang L, Jin ZB, Xiao P|
|Journal||Stem cell research|
|Publication Date||2023 Jun;69:103101|