Technological progress in generation of induced pluripotent stem cells for clinical applications

Seung Ick Oh, Chang Kyu Lee, Kyung Jin Cho, Kyung Ok Lee, Ssang Goo Cho, Sunghoi Hong

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Reprogramming of somatic cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) is achieved by viral-mediated transduction of defined transcription factors. Generation of iPSCs is of great medical interest as they have the potential to be a source of patient-specific cells. For the eventual goal of clinical application, it is necessary to overcome the limitations of low reprogramming efficiency and chromosomal abnormalities due to viral DNA integration. In this paper, we summarize the current state of reprogramming technology for generation of iPSCs and also discuss potential approaches to the development of safe iPSCs for personalized cell-based replacement therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number417809
JournalThe Scientific World Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 16


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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