Stem Cell Res 2019 05 27;37:101424. Epub 2019 Mar 27.
Medical Center for Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Electronic address:
We have generated MLi002-A, a new induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line derived from keratinocytes of a skin punch biopsy of a female patient with the severe epidermolysis bullosa simplex Dowling-Meara phenotype and the keratin K5 E475G mutation. Keratinocytes were reprogrammed using non-integrating Sendai virus vectors, and xeno-free culture conditions were used throughout. The characterization of MLi002-A cell line consisted of molecular karyotyping, mutation screening using restriction enzyme digestion and Sanger sequencing, and testing of the pluripotency and differentiation potentials by immunofluorescence of associated markers both in vitro and in vivo. This is the first iPSC model of EB Simplex.