Journal article

Enhancing Human Cardiomyocyte Differentiation from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells with Trichostatin A.

Shiang Y Lim, Priyadharshini Sivakumaran, Duncan E Crombie, Gregory J Dusting, Alice Pébay, Rodney J Dilley

Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) | Published : 2016


Human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are a promising source of autologous cardiomyocytes to repair and regenerate myocardium for treatment of heart disease. In this study, we describe a method for enhanced cardiomyocyte production from human iPS cells by treating embryoid bodies with a histone deacetylase inhibitor, trichostatin A (TSA), together with activin A and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-4. The resulting cardiomyocytes expressed cardiac-specific transcription factors and contractile proteins at both gene and protein levels. Functionally, the contractile embryoid bodies (EBs) displayed calcium cycling and were responsive to the chronotropic agents isoprenaline (0.1 μM) and car..

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