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Fast and Efficient Neural Conversion of Human Hematopoietic Cells

Overview of attention for article published in Stem Cell Reports, December 2014
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Fast and Efficient Neural Conversion of Human Hematopoietic Cells
Published in
Stem Cell Reports, December 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.stemcr.2014.10.008
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Julio Castaño, Pablo Menendez, Cristina Bruzos-Cidon, Marco Straccia, Amaia Sousa, Lorea Zabaleta, Nerea Vazquez, Amaia Zubiarrain, Kai-Christian Sonntag, Luisa Ugedo, Xonia Carvajal-Vergara, Josep Maria Canals, Maria Torrecilla, Rosario Sanchez-Pernaute, Alessandra Giorgetti


Neurons obtained directly from human somatic cells hold great promise for disease modeling and drug screening. Available protocols rely on overexpression of transcription factors using integrative vectors and are often slow, complex, and inefficient. We report a fast and efficient approach for generating induced neural cells (iNCs) directly from human hematopoietic cells using Sendai virus. Upon SOX2 and c-MYC expression, CD133-positive cord blood cells rapidly adopt a neuroepithelial morphology and exhibit high expansion capacity. Under defined neurogenic culture conditions, they express mature neuronal markers and fire spontaneous action potentials that can be modulated with neurotransmitters. SOX2 and c-MYC are also sufficient to convert peripheral blood mononuclear cells into iNCs. However, the conversion process is less efficient and resulting iNCs have limited expansion capacity and electrophysiological activity upon differentiation. Our study demonstrates rapid and efficient generation of iNCs from hematopoietic cells while underscoring the impact of target cells on conversion efficiency.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
China 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Unknown 51 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 23%
Researcher 9 17%
Student > Master 9 17%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 9%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Other 9 17%
Unknown 5 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 36%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 17%
Neuroscience 8 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 13%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 2%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 6 11%

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