TITLE

Embryonic stem cell and induced pluripotent stem cell: an epigenetic perspective

AUTHOR(S)
Liang, Gaoyang; Zhang, Yi
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Cell Research;Jan2013, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Pluripotent stem cells, like embryonic stem cells (ESCs), have specialized epigenetic landscapes, which are important for pluripotency maintenance. Transcription factor-mediated generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) requires global change of somatic cell epigenetic status into an ESC-like state. Accumulating evidence indicates that epigenetic mechanisms not only play important roles in the iPSC generation process, but also affect the properties of reprogrammed iPSCs. Understanding the roles of various epigenetic factors in iPSC generation contributes to our knowledge of the reprogramming mechanisms.
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84621943

 

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