Stem Cell Res Ther 2021 05 13;12(1):287. Epub 2021 May 13.
Graduate School of Health Sciences, Department of Stem Cell Sciences, Hacettepe University, Sıhhiye, 06100, Ankara, Turkey.
Background: Griscelli syndrome type 2 (GS-2) is a rare, autosomal recessive immune deficiency syndrome caused by a mutation in the RAB27A gene, which results in the absence of a protein involved in vesicle trafficking and consequent loss of function of in particular cytotoxic T and NK cells. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) express genes associated with pluripotency, have the capacity for infinite expansion, and can differentiate into cells from all three germ layers. They can be induced using integrative or non-integrative systems for transfer of the Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, and cMyc (OSKM) transcription factors. Read More