Generation of an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line from a 40-year-old patient with the A8344G mutation of mitochondrial DNA and MERRF (myoclonic epilepsy with ragged red fibers) syndrome
Mitochondrial defects are associated with clinical manifestations from common diseases to rare genetic disorders. Myoclonus epilepsy associated with ragged-red fibers (MERRF) syndrome results from an A to G transition at nucleotide position 8344 in the tRNALys gene of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and is characterized by myoclonus, myopathy and severe neurological symptoms. In this study, Sendai reprogramming method was used to generate an iPS cell line carrying the A8344G mutation of mtDNA from a MERRF patient. This patient-specific iPSC line expressed pluripotent stem cell markers, possessed normal karyotype, and displayed the capability to differentiate into mature cells in three germ layers. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Authors||Wu YT, Hsu YH, Huang CY, Ho MC, Cheng YC, Wen CH, Ko HW, Lu HE, Chen YC, Tsai CL, Hsu YC, Wei YH, Hsieh PCH|
|Journal||Stem cell research|
|Publication Date||2018 Mar;27:10-14|