An integration-free, virus-free rhesus macaque induced pluripotent stem cell line (riPSC90) from embryonic fibroblasts

Enrique Sosa, Rachel Kim, Ernesto J. Rojas, Linzi Hosohama, Jon D. Hennebold, Kyle E. Orwig, Amander T. Clark

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    The rhesus macaque induced pluripotent stem cell (riPSC) line, UCLAi090-A (riPSC90), was generated from rhesus embryonic fibroblast (REF) cells called REF90. REF90 cells and the riPSC90 line were authenticated by short tandem repeat analysis and had a normal male (42, XY) karyotype. The riPSC90 line expressed markers of self-renewal including OCT4, NANOG, TRA-1-81 and SSEA4, and generated teratomas after transplantation into immunocompromised mice. riPSC90 could be used in parallel with riPSC89, which was derived from REFs cultured from a different rhesus macaque embryo (Sosa et al. 2016).

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)5-8
    Number of pages4
    JournalStem Cell Research
    StatePublished - May 1 2017


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Developmental Biology
    • Cell Biology

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