Cell Line

hPSCreg name EDi015-A
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Cell line type Human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)
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Donor diseases:
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Generator University of Edinburgh (ED)

External Databases

BioSamples SAMEA4459373
Cellosaurus CVCL_LE70
EBiSC EDi015-A
Wikidata Q54831998

General Information

* Is the cell line readily obtainable for third parties?
Research use: allowed
Clinical use: not allowed
Commercial use: not allowed

Donor Information

General Donor Information

Sex male
Age of donor (at collection) 65-69

Phenotype and Disease related information (Donor)

Diseases A disease was diagnosed.
  • Neuroses, Depressive
  • Emotional Depression
  • Depressive Disorders, Major
  • Neurosis, Depressive
  • Involutional Psychosis
  • Disorder, Major Depressive
  • Depression, Endogenous
  • Depressions, Endogenous
  • Involutional Depression
  • Syndromes, Depressive
  • Involutional Psychoses
  • Depression, Involutional
  • Depressions, Unipolar
  • Symptom, Depressive
  • Depressive Disorder, Major
  • Psychosis, Involutional
  • Depressions
  • Depressions, Emotional
  • Depression, Emotional
  • Depressive Symptom
  • Disorders, Major Depressive
  • Depressive Symptoms
  • Disorders, Depressive
  • Depression, Unipolar
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Endogenous Depressions
  • Depressive Neurosis
  • Syndrome, Depressive
  • Disorder, Depressive
  • Symptoms, Depressive
  • Psychoses, Involutional
  • Depressive Neuroses
  • Depression, Neurotic
  • Paraphrenia, Involutional
  • Neurotic Depressions
  • Depressions, Neurotic
  • Depressive Syndromes
  • Depressive Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Endogenous Depression
  • Emotional Depressions
  • Unipolar Depressions
  • major depressive disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorders
  • Neurotic Depression
  • major depressive disorder 1
  • major depressive disorder 2
  • major depression
  • major depressive disorder and accelerated response to antidepressant drug treatment
  • major depressive disorder, response to citalopram therapy in
  • recurrent major depression
  • single major depressive episode
  • unipolar depression
  • unipolar depression, susceptibility to
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Family history From multiple affected family multiple affected by bipolar and major massive depressive disorder

Donor Relations

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External Databases (Donor)

BioSamples SAMEA4459374


Has informed consent been obtained from the donor of the embryo/tissue from which the pluripotent stem cells have been derived? Yes
Was the consent voluntarily given? Yes
Has the donor been informed that participation will not directly influence their personal treatment? No
Can you provide us with a copy of the Donor Information Sheet provided to the donor? No
Provide contact information of the holder of the original Donor Information Sheet: Andrew McIntosh
Do you (Depositor/Provider) hold the original Donor Consent Form? Yes
Is there other documentation provided to the donor for consenting purposes? No
Confirm that consent was obtained by a qualified professional Yes
Has the donor been informed about how her/his data will be protected? Yes
Please indicate whether the data associated with the donated material has been pseudonymised or anonymised. pseudonymised
Does consent explicitly allow the derivation of pluripotent stem cells? Yes
Does consent expressly prevent the derivation of pluripotent stem cells? No
Does consent pertain to a specific research project? Yes
Details on restriction to research project mental and other brain disorders
Does consent permit unforeseen future research, without further consent? Yes
Does the consent permit uses of donated embryo/tissue or derived cell line intended for clinical treatment or human applications? No
Does consent expressly prevent development of commercial products? No
Does consent expressly prevent financial gain from any use of the donated embryo/tissue, including any product made from it? No
Does consent expressly permit storage of donated embryo/tissue for an unlimited time? Yes
Does consent prevent the DONATED BIOSAMPLE from being made available to researchers anywhere in the world? No
Does consent prevent CELLS DERIVED FROM THE DONATED BIOSAMPLE from being made available to researchers anywhere in the world? No

Does consent permit research by

an academic institution? Yes
a public organisation? Yes
a non-profit company? Yes
a for-profit corporation? Yes
Does consent expressly permit collection of genetic information? Yes
Has the donor been informed that their donated biosample or derived cells may be tested for the presence of microbiological agents / pathogens? Yes
How may genetic information associated with the cell line be accessed? Controlled Access
Will the donor expect to receive financial benefit, beyond reasonable expenses, in return for donating the biosample? No
Does the consent permit the donor, upon withdrawal of consent, to stop the use of the derived cell line(s) that have already been created from donated samples? No
Does the consent permit the donor, upon withdrawal of consent, to stop delivery or use of information and data about the donor? No
Does consent permit access to medical records of the donor? No
Does consent permit access to any other source of information about the clinical treatment or health of the donor? No
Has a favourable opinion been obtained from a research ethics committee, or other ethics review panel, in relation to the Research Protocol including the consent provisions? Yes
Name of accrediting authority involved? Scotland A Research Ethics Committee
Approval number 09/MRE00/81
Has a favourable opinion been obtained from a research ethics committee, or other ethics review panel, in relation to the PROPOSED PROJECT, involving use of donated embryo/tissue or derived cells? Yes
Name of accrediting authority involved? Scotland A Research Ethics Committee
Approval number 09/MRE00/81
Do you have obligations to third parties in regard to the use of the cell line? Yes
Please describe: Restricted to research into mental illness and other brain disorders. User agrees not to make an attempt to identify the original donors of the material without the expressly written permission. User agrees that any genetic or genomic data it generates from the use of the material will be held securely and only used in research as stated above.
Are you aware of any further constraints on the use of the donated embryo/tissue or derived cells? No
For generation of the cell line, who was the supplier of any recombined DNA vectors or commercial kits used?
Are you aware of any constraints on the use or distribution of the cell line from the owner or any parties identified in the query above? No

hIPSC Derivation


Source cell type
Any skin fibroblast that is part of some dermis.
Source cell origin
Any portion of the organ that covers that body and consists of a layer of epidermis and a layer of dermis.
  • portion of skin
  • region of skin
  • skin
  • skin region
  • skin zone
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Age of donor (at collection) 65-69

Reprogramming method

Vector type Non-integrating
Vector Sendai virus

Vector free reprogramming


Derived under xeno-free conditions
Derived under GMP?
Available as clinical grade?

Culture Conditions

Surface coating Matrigel/Geltrex
Feeder cells
Passage method Enzyme-free cell dissociation
O2 Concentration 20 %
CO2 Concentration 5 %
Medium Essential 8™


Analysis of Undifferentiated Cells
Marker Expressed Immunostaining RT-PCR Flow Cytometry Enzymatic Assay Expression Profiles
POU5F1 (OCT-4)

Microbiology / Virus Screening

HIV 1 Negative
HIV 2 Not done
Hepatitis B Negative
Hepatitis C Negative


Karyotyping (Cell Line)

Has the cell line karyotype been analysed?
No autosomal or sex chromosome aneuploidies detected
Karyotyping method: Karyolite BoBs

Other Genotyping (Cell Line)

Is there genome-wide genotyping or functional data available?
Whole genome sequencing
This cell line has undergone WGS using the Illumina HiSeq X platform at 30x coverage. Fastq files are stored at the European Genome Archive, users can apply for access to this data by submitting an application form to the EBiSC Data Access Committee https://ega-archive.org/dacs/EGAC00001000768