Generation of a human induced pluripotent stem cell line from a patient with a rare A673T variant in amyloid precursor protein gene that reduces the risk for Alzheimer's disease


An amyloid precursor protein (APP) A673T mutation was found to be protective against Alzheimer's disease (AD) and cognitive decline in the Icelandic population and to associate with decreased levels of plasma β-amyloid in a Finnish population-based cohort. Human fibroblasts from a Finnish male individual carrying the protective mutation were used to generate integration-free induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSCs) line by Sendai virus technology. The iPSC line retained the mutation and expressed pluripotency markers, had a normal karyotype and differentiated into all three germ layers. Copyright © 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Authors Lehtonen Š, Höytyläinen I, Voutilainen J, Sonninen TM, Kuusisto J, Laakso M, Hämäläinen RH, Oksanen M, Koistinaho J
Journal Stem cell research
Publication Date 2018 Jul;30:96-99
PubMed 29807259
DOI 10.1016/j.scr.2018.05.014

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