Stem Cells Dev 2020 01 23;29(2):90-99. Epub 2019 Dec 23.
Institute of Reproductive and Stem Cell Engineering, School of Basic Medical Science, Central South University, Changsha, China.
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) have unlimited proliferation capacity and can differentiate into most types of somatic cells. We previously described that the overexpression of FLI1 as well as the activation of protein kinase C (FLI1-PKC) could rapidly and efficiently differentiate hESCs into endothelial cells (ECs). However, the relationship between vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and PKC in hESC-EC differentiation is debated, and the roles of different PKC isoforms in hESC-EC differentiation remain unknown. Read More