Tracking differentiating neural progenitors in pluripotent cultures using microRNA-regulated lentiviral vectors.

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In this study, we have used a microRNA-regulated lentiviral reporter system to visualize and segregate differentiating neuronal cells in pluripotent cultures. Efficient suppression of transgene expression, specifically in undifferentiated pluripotent cells, was achieved by using a lentiviral vector expressing a fluorescent reporter gene regulated by microRNA-292. Using this strategy, it was possible to track progeny from murine ES, human ES cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells as they differentiated toward the neural lineage. In addition, this strategy was successfully used to FACS purify neuronal progenitors for molecular analysis and transplantation. FACS enrichment reduced tumor formation and increased survival of ES cell-derived neuronal progenitors after transplantation. The properties and versatility of the microRNA-regulated vectors allows broad use of these vectors in stem cell applications.


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  • Neurosciences
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11602-11607
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch

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Sachdeva, R., 2013, Molecular Neurogenetics, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. 96 p.

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