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what are the 6 pros of IPSc?

- cells readily available
- unlimited proliferative ability
- can potentially form any cell type
- modelling human genetic diseases
- few ethical issues
- have some genetic background to patient therefore rejection of transplant is low


what are the negatives given in the lecture for iPSCs?

- low reprogramming rate
- potential to form tours
- genetic mutations can occur during long term culture


what are the 4 pros of ESCs?

- they are available from IVF clinics
- unlimited proliferative abilities
- pluripotent can potentially form all adult cell types
- can be sed fir toxicity testing and development of new drugs


what are the 4 disadvantages if ESCs

- have a different genetic background to donor so there is a risk
- potenital for forming tumours such as teratomas
- genetic mutations may arise during long term culture
- major ethical issues


what was found when they looked for chromosomal changes in ESC lines? which chromosomes were most affected?

120 human ES cell lines were analysed for karyotype abnormalities and group according to whether abnormalities were seen at early or late passage. Most (66%) were normal but the study identified a tendency to acquire chromosomal abnormalities with prolonged culture. Chromosomes 1, 12, 17 and 20 were most commonly affected.


what region in the genome was found to be particularly changed when human ES lines were observed, why is this?

a minimal amplicon in chromosome 20q11.21, including three genes expressed in human ES cells, ID1, BCL2L1 and HM13, occurred in >20% of the lines. Of these genes, BCL2L1 is a strong candidate for driving culture adaptation of ES cells


what is the problem with culture adaption in ES cells, what can this result in?

Culture adaptation of human pluripotent stem cells. During prolonged culture many cells either die or differentiate, leading to selection for cells carrying mutations that permit them to grow (self renewal). Culture adaptation leads to cells with enhanced growth characteristics and sometimes to embryonal carcinoma cells (malignant ES cells) that have lost the ability to differentiate.


what are the 3 disadvantages of using adult stem cells?

- veyr rare and often difficult to obtain
- may have limited proliferative ability
- may have limited potency, producing just a few cell types


what are the advantages of adult stem cells?

- can be isolated from patient thereby reducing the chance of rejection
- can be used to test patient specific responses to drugs
- modelling human genetic diseases disorders
- few ethical issues


give an example of adult stem cells being used for regenerative medicine for a woman

Claudia Castillo suffered severe damage to her left Bronchus as a result of Tuberculosis. A trachea was isolated from a recently deceased donor and stripped of its living cells, leaving a collagenous frame. This was seeded with tracheal cells made from Claudia’s bone marrow stem cells, incubated in a “bioreactor” for 4 days, then used to replace the damaged bronchus. The transplant was successful and not rejected by Claudia’s immune system.


why do ESCs have unlimited proliferative capacity?

- they have telomerase


what would cause teratoma formation ?

- residual pluripotent and undifferentiated ESCs in transplants


what is an important use of ESCs?

- they can be used to look at development and the factors involved differentiation


what must be remembered when using ESCs to look at development?

- they have been selected for proliferation and in vitro survival


are ESCs from pre or post implantation?



why is the ESC good for very early development studies?

t provides access to the popula- tion of early precursor cells that are difficult if not impossible to identify in vivo.


what is good about ESCs in terms of mutation analysis?

it could allow the study of targeted mutations of genes that may be lethal in vivo but can be studied in vitro.


what is the problem of ESC in terms of cell numbers ?

difficult to get large numbers or repeating tissues


what is interesting about the immunoreactivity of ESCs?

In a recent report,95 human ES cells were shown to express low levels of MHC class I proteins. This expression was only moderately increased during in vitro and in vivo differentiation but was significantly augmented after treat- ment of the cells with interferon-􏳊. In contrast, MHC class II antigens and the ligands for NK cell receptors were not expressed on the surface of the ES cells or their derivatives. The absence of MHC class II antigens on human ES cells and their cardiomyocyte derivatives may be important because cells expressing these proteins, such as B cells, macrophages, dendritic cells, and endothelial cells, are believed to be highly immunogenic. T