Prog Neurobiol 2021 May 28:102086. Epub 2021 May 28.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Hanyang Biomedical Research Institute, Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
Successful clinical translation of stem cell-based therapy largely relies on the scalable and reproducible preparation of donor cells with potent therapeutic capacities. In this study, midbrain organoids were yielded from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) to prepare cells for Parkinson's disease (PD) therapy. Neural stem/precursor cells (NSCs) isolated from midbrain organoids (Og-NSCs) expanded stably and differentiated into midbrain-type dopamine(mDA) neurons, and an unprecedentedly high proportion expressed midbrain-specific factors, with relatively low cell line and batch-to-batch variations. Read More