Journal article

Research progress cellular reprogramming technology and induced pluripotent stem cells for retinal diseases treatment

L Fang, Y Ding, H Liang, RCB Wong

Zhonghua Shiyan Yanke Zazhi/Chinese Journal of Experimental Ophthalmology | Published : 2018

Abstract

Current advances in cellular reprogramming technology has demonstrated that the identity of a cell can be converted by the use of master transcription factors to reprogram the transcriptome.Notably, this allows us to convert somatic cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), providing a feasible method to generate patient-specific pluripotent stem cells.This technology was firstly discovered by Shinya Yamanaka's group in 2006.The initial iPSCs were formed by the induction of dedifferentiation in mouse fibroblasts using transcription factors: Oct4, Sox2, Klf4 and c-Myc.This approach has tremendous medical potentials to revolutionize the way we study and develop treatment for ocular di..

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