Projects per year
Mutations in the USH2A gene are the most common cause of Usher syndrome and autosomal recessive non-syndromic retinitis pigmentosa. Here, we describe the generation of three induced pluripotent stem cell lines from dermal fibroblasts derived from a patient carrying biallelic c.949C > A and c.1256G > T variants in the USH2A gene, using episomal reprogramming plasmids expressing OCT4, SOX2, KLF4, MYCL, LIN28, mir302/367 and shRNA targeting TP53. All three lines expressed pluripotency markers, displayed unaltered karyotypes as well as trilineage differentiation potential, and were negative for reprogramming episomes and mycoplasma.
Accelerating the identification and treatment of splice-altering mutations underlying inherited retinal diseases
1/01/20 → 31/12/24
1/01/18 → 31/12/21