Generation of an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line (IMAGINi007) from a patient with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome carrying the homozygous p.R138Q mutation in the podocin-encoding NPHS2 gene.

Menara G, Lefort N, Antignac C, Mollet G.

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Stem Cell Res

2020 juil 1

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Mutations in the NPHS2 gene, encoding podocin, are responsible for the majority of familial cases of steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS), a rare glomerulopathy that rapidly progresses to end-stage renal disease. We obtained peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from a patient carrying the homozygous c.413G>A substitution (p.R138Q) in NPHS2 gene, which is the most prevalent mutation in the European population. The PBMCs were reprogrammed by non-integrative viral transduction of the Yamanaka's factors. The resulting iPSCs display normal karyotype, express pluripotency hallmarks and are capable of multilineage differentiation, offering a useful tool to study pathological mechanisms of SRNS and perform drug testing.

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