Functional Characterization of Friedreich Ataxia iPS-Derived Neuronal Progenitors and Their Integration in the Adult Brain
Matthew J Bird, Karina Needham, Ann E Frazier, Jorien van Rooijen, Jessie Leung, Shelley Hough, Mark Denham, Matthew E Thornton, Clare L Parish, Bryony A Nayagam, Martin Pera, David R Thorburn, Lachlan H Thompson, Mirella Dottori
PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2014
These studies were supported by the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Association USA (www.curefa.org) and Australasia (www.fara.org.au/) (MD), the Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (www.amdf.org.au/) (MJB), an Australian Postgraduate Award (http://services.unimelb.edu.au/scholarships/research/local/available/apa) (MJB), a Principal Research Fellowship (DRT), Career Development Awards (AEF, LHT) and a Medical Research Council Peter Doherty Fellowship (BAN) all from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (www.nhmrc.gov.au/), a Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program (http://www.business.vic.gov.au/industries/science-technology-and-innovation/programs/medical-research-operational-infrastructureprogram), a senior medical research fellowship (CLP) provided by the Viertel charitable foundation (www.anz.com.au/personal/private-bank./scholarshipsfellowships/), and a Brain Foundation Award (brainfoundation.org.au). The authors would also like to thank Brian Mendenhall from the USC High Performance Computing Cluster for installing and testing high content analysis software. The authors declare no conflict of interest relating to this work. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.