A nonviral minicircle vector for deriving human iPS cells

Fangjun Jia, Kitchener D. Wilson, Ning Sun, Deepak M. Gupta, Mei Huang, Zongjin Li, Nicholas J. Panetta, Zhi Ying Chen, Robert C. Robbins, Mark A. Kay, Michael T. Longaker, Joseph C. Wu

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Owing to the risk of insertional mutagenesis, viral transduction has been increasingly replaced by nonviral methods to generate induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). We report the use of 'minicircle' DNA, a vector type that is free of bacterial DNA and capable of high expression in cells, for this purpose. Here we use a single minicircle vector to generate transgene-free iPSCs from adult human adipose stem cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-199
Number of pages3
JournalNature Methods
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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