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Reference Maps of human ES and iPS cell variation enable high-throughput characterization of pluripotent cell lines.

Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsBock, C., Kiskinis E., Verstappen G., Gu H., Boulting G., Smith ZD, Ziller M., Croft GF, Amoroso MW, Oakley DH, Gnirke A., Eggan K., and Meissner A.
AbstractThe developmental potential of human pluripotent stem cells suggests that they can produce disease-relevant cell types for biomedical research. However, substantial variation has been reported among pluripotent cell lines, which could affect their utility and clinical safety. Such cell-line-specific differences must be better understood before one can confidently use embryonic stem (ES) or induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in translational research. Toward this goal we have established genome-wide reference maps of DNA methylation and gene expression for 20 previously derived human ES lines and 12 human iPS cell lines, and we have measured the in vitro differentiation propensity of these cell lines. This resource enabled us to assess the epigenetic and transcriptional similarity of ES and iPS cells and to predict the differentiation efficiency of individual cell lines. The combination of assays yields a scorecard for quick and comprehensive characterization of pluripotent cell lines.
Year of Publication2011
JournalCell
Volume144
Issue3
Pages439-52
Date Published (YYYY/MM/DD)2011/02/04
ISSN Number0092-8674
DOI10.1016/j.cell.2010.12.032
PubMedhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21295703?dopt=Abstract