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Direct reprogramming of urine-derived cells with inducible MyoD for modeling human muscle disease

Overview of attention for article published in Skeletal Muscle, September 2016
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Direct reprogramming of urine-derived cells with inducible MyoD for modeling human muscle disease
Published in
Skeletal Muscle, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13395-016-0103-9
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Ellis Y. Kim, Patrick Page, Lisa M. Dellefave-Castillo, Elizabeth M. McNally, Eugene J. Wyatt


Cellular models of muscle disease are taking on increasing importance with the large number of genes and mutations implicated in causing myopathies and the concomitant need to test personalized therapies. Developing cell models relies on having an easily obtained source of cells, and if the cells are not derived from muscle itself, a robust reprogramming process is needed. Fibroblasts are a human cell source that works well for the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells, which can then be differentiated into cardiomyocyte lineages, and with less efficiency, skeletal muscle-like lineages. Alternatively, direct reprogramming with the transcription factor MyoD has been used to generate myotubes from cultured human fibroblasts. Although useful, fibroblasts require a skin biopsy to obtain and this can limit their access, especially from pediatric populations. We now demonstrate that direct reprogramming of urine-derived cells is a highly efficient and reproducible process that can be used to establish human myogenic cells. We show that this method can be applied to urine cells derived from normal individuals as well as those with muscle diseases. Furthermore, we show that urine-derived cells can be edited using CRISPR/Cas9 technology. With progress in understanding the molecular etiology of human muscle diseases, having a readily available, noninvasive source of cells from which to generate muscle-like cells is highly useful.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 58 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 19%
Student > Bachelor 6 10%
Student > Postgraduate 5 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Other 11 19%
Unknown 11 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 23 39%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 10%
Neuroscience 4 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 12 20%

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