Generation and characterization of human induced pluripotent stem cells lines from four patients diagnosed with schizophrenia and one healthy control
Stock R, Vogel S, Mau-Holzmann U, Kriebel M, Wüst R, Fallgatter A, Volkmer H
Stem Cell Research, 48 (2020) 101961, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scr.2020.101961
Fibroblasts were isolated from skin biopsies of four patients diagnosed with schizophrenia and from one healthy control. Patient fibroblasts were transfected with Five episomal, non-integrative reprogramming vectors to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). Reprogrammed iPSC showed consistent expression of several pluripotency markers, loss of expression of exogenous reprogramming vectors and ability to differentiate into all three germ layers. Additionally, iPSC maintained their normal karyotype during reprogramming. These generated cell lines can be used to study early neurodevelopmental and neuroinflammatory processes in schizophrenia in a patient-derived in vitro model.