Generation of human epidermis-derived mesenchymal stem cell-like pluripotent cells (hEMSCPCs).

TitleGeneration of human epidermis-derived mesenchymal stem cell-like pluripotent cells (hEMSCPCs).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsHuang B, Li K, Yu J, Zhang M, Li Y, Li W, Wang W, Guan L, Zhang W, Lin S, Huang X, Lin L, Lin Y, Zhang Y, Song X, Wang Z, Ge J
JournalScientific reports
Volume3
Pagination1933
Date Published2013
Abstract

We isolated human epidermis-derived mesenchymal stem cell-like pluripotent cells (hEMSCPCs) and demonstrate efficient harvesting, maintenance in vitro for at least 30 passages, reprogramming into multiple phenotypes in vivo, and integration into adult host tissues after injection into the mouse blastocyst to create chimeras. Cell phenotype was examined by karyotyping, immunostaining, immunofluorescence, and flow cytometry. A nested PCR protocol using primers specific for human SRY genes was designed to detect hEMSCPC-derived cells in female chimeric mice. FISH was used to validate the results of nested PCR. Results indicated that hEMSCPCs were derived from epidermis but were distinct from epidermal cells; they resembled mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) morphologically and expressed the main markers of MSCs. About half of all female offspring of mice implanted with embryos injected with hEMSCPCs at the blastocyst stage harbored the human Y chromosome and tissue-specific human protein, thereby demonstrating the transdifferentiation of hEMSCPCs.

DOI10.1155/2013/206525
Alternate JournalSci Rep