Journal Article Laminin-guided highly efficient endothelial commitment from human pluripotent stem cells.

Ohta, Ryo  ,  Niwa, Akira  ,  Taniguchi, Yukimasa  ,  Suzuki, Naoya M  ,  Toga, Junko  ,  Yagi, Emiko  ,  Saiki, Norikazu  ,  Nishinaka-Arai, Yoko  ,  Okada, Chihiro  ,  Watanabe, Akira  ,  Nakahata, Tatsutoshi  ,  Sekiguchi, Kiyotoshi  ,  Saito, Megumu K

62016-11-02 , Springer Nature
細胞外マトリックスを用いてヒト多能性幹細胞から高効率に血管内皮細胞の誘導に成功. 京都大学プレスリリース. 2016-11-09.
Obtaining highly purified differentiated cells via directed differentiation from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) is an essential step for their clinical application. Among the various conditions that should be optimized, the precise role and contribution of the extracellular matrix (ECM) during differentiation are relatively unclear. Here, using a short fragment of laminin 411 (LM411-E8), an ECM predominantly expressed in the vascular endothelial basement membrane, we demonstrate that the directed switching of defined ECMs robustly yields highly-purified (>95%) endothelial progenitor cells (PSC-EPCs) without cell sorting from hPSCs in an integrin-laminin axis-dependent manner. Single-cell RNA-seq analysis revealed that LM411-E8 resolved intercellular transcriptional heterogeneity and escorted the progenitor cells to the appropriate differentiation pathway. The PSC-EPCs gave rise to functional endothelial cells both in vivo and in vitro. We therefore propose that sequential switching of defined matrices is an important concept for guiding cells towards desired fate.

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