NPJ microgravity - 21 October 2023
The present white paper concerns the indications and recommendations of the SciSpacE Science Community to make progress in filling the gaps of knowledge that prevent us from answering the question: "How Do Gravity Alterations Affect Animal and Human Systems at a Cellular/Tissue Level?" This is on...
Stem cell research - 01 October 2023
Establishment of heterozygous and homozygous SHANK3 knockout clonal pluripotent stem cells from the parental hESC line SA001 using CRISPR/Cas9.
Phelan-McDermid syndrome (PMS) is a rare genetic disease characterized by a global developmental delay with autism spectrum disorder. PMS is caused by loss of function mutations in the SHANK3 gene leading to SHANK3 protein haploinsufficiency. This study describes the generation of isogenic clones...
Frontiers in pharmacology - 01 January 2023
Identification of signaling pathways modifying human dopaminergic neuron development using a pluripotent stem cell-based high-throughput screening automated system: purinergic pathways as a proof-of-principle.
Alteration in the development, maturation, and projection of dopaminergic neurons has been proposed to be associated with several neurological and psychiatric disorders. Therefore, understanding the signals modulating the genesis of human dopaminergic neurons is crucial to elucidate disease etio...
Stem cell research - 01 September 2023
CRISPR/Cas9-mediated generation of human embryonic stem cell sub-lines with HPRT1 gene knockout to model Lesch Nyhan disease.
Lesch-Nyhan disease (LND) is a X-linked genetic disease affecting boys characterized by complex neurological and neuropsychiatric symptoms. LND is caused by loss of function mutations in the HPRT1 gene leading to decrease activity of hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl transferase enzyme (HGPRT) ...
Cells - 24 November 2021
Contribution of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Based Models to Drug Discovery for Neurological Disorders.
One of the major obstacles to the identification of therapeutic interventions for central nervous system disorders has been the difficulty in studying the step-by-step progression of diseases in neuronal networks that are amenable to drug screening. Recent advances in the field of human pluripote...
JCI insight - 27 February 2020
Lesch-Nyhan disease (LND) is a rare monogenic disease caused by deficiency of the salvage pathway enzyme hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HGPRT). LND is characterized by severe neuropsychiatric symptoms that currently cannot be treated. Predictive in vivo models are lacking for scr...