Establishment of a human induced stem cell line (FUi002-A) from Dravet syndrome patient carrying heterozygous R1525X mutation in SCN1A gene

Yasuyoshi Tanaka, Norimichi Higurashi, Naoto Shirasu, Shin'ichiro Yasunaga, Kevin Mello Moreira, Hideyuki Okano, Shinichi Hirose

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De novo mutations in SCN1A are the most common cause of Dravet syndrome (DS), an infantile-onset epileptic encephalopathy. In this study, human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) line FUi002-A was generated from skin fibroblasts obtained from a clinically diagnosed 26-year-old male DS patient with the R1525X variant of the SCN1A gene. Skin fibroblasts were reprogrammed using OriP/EBNA-1 based episomal plasmids expressing reprogramming factors expressing OCT4, SOX2, KLF-4, L-MYC, LIN28, and p53 shRNA. The transgene-free FUi002-A showed pluripotency, three germ layer differentiation capacity in vitro, and a normal karyotype. The resulting hiPSCs were heterozygous for the mutation in the SCN1A gene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-15
Number of pages5
JournalStem Cell Research
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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