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Telomere dynamics and hematopoietic differentiation of human DKC1-mutant induced pluripotent stem cells

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Donaires, Flavia S. [1] ; Alves-Paiva, Raquel M. [2] ; Gutierrez-Rodrigues, Fernanda [2] ; da Silva, Fernanda Borges [2] ; Tellechea, Maria Florencia [1] ; Moreira, Lilian Figueiredo [2] ; Santana, Barbara A. [2] ; Traina, Fabiola [2] ; Dunbar, Cynthia E. [3] ; Winkler, Thomas [3] ; Calado, Rodrigo T. [2]
Número total de Autores: 11
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[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Dept Genet, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Dept Med Imaging Hematol & Clin Oncol, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[3] NHLBI, NIH, Bldg 10, Bethesda, MD 20892 - USA
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: STEM CELL RESEARCH; v. 40, OCT 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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Telomeropathies are a group of phenotypically heterogeneous diseases molecularly unified by pathogenic mutations in telomere-maintenance genes causing critically short telomeres. X-linked dyskeratosis congenita (DC), the prototypical telomere disease, manifested with ectodermal dysplasia, cancer predisposition, and severe bone marrow failure, is caused by mutations in DKC1, encoding a protein responsible for telomerase holoenzyme complex stability. To investigate the effects of pathogenic DKC1 mutations on telomere repair and hematopoietic development, we derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from fibroblasts of a DC patient carrying the most frequent mutation: DKC1 p.A353V. Telomeres eroded immediately after reprogramming in DKC1-mutant iPSCs but stabilized in later passages. The telomerase activity of mutant iPSCs was comparable to that observed in human embryonic stem cells, and no evidence of alternative lengthening of telomere pathways was detected. Hematopoietic differentiation was carried out in DKC1-mutant iPSC clones that resulted in increased capacity to generate hematopoietic colony-forming units compared to controls. Our study indicates that telomerase-dependent telomere maintenance is defective in pluripotent stem cells harboring DKC1 mutation and unable to elongate telomeres, but sufficient to maintain cell proliferation and self-renewal, as well as to support the primitive hematopoiesis, the program that is recapitulated with our differentiation protocol. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/08119-4 - Diferenciação de células-tronco pluripotentes induzidas (IPS) em hepatócitos, neurônios e células sanguíneas a partir de fibroblastos de pacientes com doenças dos telômeros
Beneficiário:Flávia Sacilotto Donaires Ramos
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 12/18434-4 - Diferenciação de células-tronco pluripotentes induzidas (IPS) em hepatócitos, neurônios e células sanguíneas a partir de fibroblastos de pacientes com doenças dos telômeros
Beneficiário:Flávia Sacilotto Donaires Ramos
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Estágio de Pesquisa - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 13/08135-2 - CTC - Centro de Terapia Celular
Beneficiário:Dimas Tadeu Covas
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Centros de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão - CEPIDs