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Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Origins and Directions

Wenjie Jiang, Jian Zhang, Xiaomei Yang and Jiangang Gao*
School of Life Science, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, Shandong, People’s Republic of China
Corresponding Author : Jiangang Gao
School of Life Science, Shandong University
Jinan 250100, Shandong
People’s Republic of China
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Received January 02, 2012; Accepted February 10, 2012; Published February 14, 2012
Citation: Jiang W, Zhang J, Yang X, Gao J (2012) Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Origins and Directions. Human Genet Embryol S2:002. doi: 10.4172/2161-0436.S2-002
Copyright: © 2012 Jiang W, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Embryonic stem (ES) cells are used in various fields for diverse purposes, including gene targeting, cell therapy, tissue repair, organ regeneration, and so on. However, studies on and applications of ES cells are hindered by ethical disputes regarding cell source. To circumvent ethical issues, scientists have attempted to generate ES celllike cells, which are not derived from the inner cell mass of blastocyst-stage embryos. In 2006, Yamanaka first reprogrammed mouse embryonic fibroblasts into ES cell-like cells, which were called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Nearly a year later, the Yamanaka and Thomson laboratories independently reprogrammed human somatic cells into iPS cells. Since the establishment of the first iPS cell line, iPS cells have been derived from a number of different cell types and have been used for cell therapy, human disease modeling, and drug discovery. The use of peripheral blood facilitates research on iPS cells and enables the establishment of patient-specific iPS cells. With the improvement in iPS cell technology, clinical therapy based on iPS cells will rapidly develop.

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