Generation of induced pluripotent stem cell line (ZZUi0012-A) from a patient with Fahr's disease caused by a novel mutation in SLC20A2 gene.


Department of Neurology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450052, China. Electronic address: [Email]


Several SLC20A2 mutations have been implicated as potential causes of Fahr's disease, a subtype of primary familial brain calcification (PFBC), but very few patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) models have been established. We have identified a novel SLC20A2 mutation in a family with Fahr's disease. We subsequently obtained dermal fibroblasts from a patient in this family. These fibroblasts were successfully transformed into iPSCs by employing episomal plasmids expressing OCT3/4, SOX2, KLF4, LIN28, and L-MYC. Our approach offers a resource and a platform for further research into the mechanism of Fahr's disease and could facilitate development and screening of pharmaceutical and gene therapies.