Establishment of a Beals syndrome patient-derived human induced pluripotent stem cell line HELPi001-A


The human induced pluripotent stem cell line HELPi001-A was derived from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of a 35-year-old female Beals syndrome patient carrying a heterozygous FBN2c.728 T > C mutation. HELPi001-A were positive for pluripotent stem cell markers, had a normal karyotype and the ability to differentiate into cells representing all three germ layers. The patient not only demonstrated typical characteristics of Beals syndrome such as joint contractures and crumpled ears, but also demonstrated aortic dissection. HELPi001-A could serve as a platform for exploring the pathogenesis of cardiovascular and connective tissue disorders related to FBN2 mutation. Copyright © 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Authors Liu H, Tsui Y, Wang J, Su C, Zheng R, Shao Y, Ni B
Journal Stem cell research
Publication Date 2019 Oct;40:101535
PubMed 31426022
DOI 10.1016/j.scr.2019.101535

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