Human amniotic epithelial cells as feeder layer to derive and maintain human embryonic stem cells from poor-quality embryos


Data from the literature suggest that human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines used in research do not genetically represent all human populations. The derivation of hESC through conventional methods involve the destruction of viable human embryos, as well the use of mouse embryonic fibroblasts as a feeder layer, which has several drawbacks. We obtained the hESC line (Amicqui-1) from poor-quality (PQ) embryos derived and maintained on human amniotic epithelial cells (hAEC). This line displays a battery of markers of pluripotency and we demonstrated the capacity of these cells to produce derivates of the three germ layers. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier B.V.

Authors Ávila-González D, Vega-Hernández E, Regalado-Hernández JC, De la Jara-Díaz JF, García-Castro IL, Molina-Hernández A, Moreno-Verduzco ER, Razo-Aguilera G, Flores-Herrera H, Portillo W, Díaz-Martínez NE, García-López G, Díaz NF
Journal Stem cell research
Publication Date 2015 Sep;15(2):322-4
PubMed 26246271
DOI 10.1016/j.scr.2015.07.006

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