Generation of three control iPS cell lines for sickle cell disease studies by reprogramming erythroblasts from individuals without hemoglobinopathies.


Bruno Solano de Freitas Souza


São Rafael Hospital, D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), Salvador, BA, Brazil; Gonçalo Moniz Institute, FIOCRUZ, Salvador, BA, Brazil; National Institute of Science and Technology for Regenerative Medicine, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Electronic address: [Email]


Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most prevalent and severe monogenetic disorders. Previously, we generated iPS cell lines from SCD patients. Here, we generated iPS cell lines from three age-, ethnicity- and gender-matched healthy individuals as control cell lines. Cell reprogramming was performed using erythroblasts expanded from PBMC by a non-integrative method. SCD-iPSC controls expressed pluripotency markers, presented a normal karyotype, were able to differentiate into the three germ layers in embryoid body spontaneous differentiation and confirmed to be integration-free. The cell lines generated here may be used as matched healthy controls for SCD studies.