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Current Cardiology Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-403X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6557

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells and Their Potential for Basic and Clinical Sciences

Author(s): Lei Ye, Cory Swingen and Jianyi Zhang

Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013

Page: [63 - 72] Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/1573403X11309010008

Price: $65


Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, are a type of pluripotent stem cell derived from adult somatic cells. They have been reprogrammed through inducing genes and factors to be pluripotent. iPS cells are similar to embryonic stem (ES) cells in many aspects. This review summarizes the recent progresses in iPS cell reprogramming and iPS cell based therapy, and describe patient specific iPS cells as a disease model at length in the light of the literature. This review also analyzes and discusses the problems and considerations of iPS cell therapy in the clinical perspective for the treatment of disease.

Keywords: Cellular therapy, disease model, embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, reprogramm

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