Gene Editing to Generate Versatile Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Reporter Lines for Analysis of Differentiation and Lineage Tracing
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- University of California at Berkeley
- Purdue University
Transcription factors (TFs) are potent proteins that control gene expression and can thereby drive cell fate decisions. Fluorescent reporters have been broadly knocked into endogenous TF loci to investigate the biological roles of these factors; however, the sensitivity of such analyses in human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) is often compromised by low TF expression levels and/or reporter silencing. Complementarily, we report an inducible and quantitative reporter platform based on the Cre-LoxP recombination system that enables robust, quantifiable, and continuous monitoring of live hPSCs and their progeny to investigate the roles of TFs during human development and disease. Stem Cells 2019;37:1556–1566.
- CRISPR/Cas9, Fate mapping, Gene editing, Human pluripotent stem cells, Transcription factors