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Human oocytes reprogram adult somatic cells to pluripotent stem cells

ABSTRACT: The transfer of somatic cell nuclei into oocytes can give rise to pluripotent stem cells, holding promise for autologous cell replacement therapy. Though reprogramming of somatic cells by nuclear transfer was first demonstrated more than 60 years ago, only recently have human diploid embryonic stem cells been derived after nuclear transfer of fetal and neonatal fibroblasts. Because of the therapeutic potential of developing diploid embryonic stem cell lines from adult cells of normal and diseased human subjects, we have systematically investigated the parameters affecting efficiency and developmental potential in their derivation. We found that improvements to the oocyte activation protocol, including the use of both a kinase and a translation inhibitor, and cell culture in the presence of histone deacetylase inhibitors enable development of diploid cells to the blastocyst stage. Developmental efficiency varied significantly between oocyte donors, and was inversely related to the number of days of hormonal stimulation required to reach mature oocytes, while the daily dose of gonadotropin or the total number of MII oocytes retrieved did not affect developmental outcome. The use of diluted Sendai virus in calcium-free medium during nuclear transfer improved developmental potential, while the use of concentrated Sendai virus induced an increase in intracellular calcium and caused premature oocyte activation. Using these modifications to the nuclear transfer protocol, we successfully derived diploid pluripotent stem cell lines from both postnatal and adult somatic cells of a type 1 diabetic subject. The goal of this experiment was to determine if human oocytes have the ability to reprogram a somatic cell genome in the absence of the oocyte genome. Our previous research had indicated that human oocytes can reprogram adult somatic cells if the oocyte genome remains present (Noggle et al. Nature 2011, doi:10.1038/nature10397). The data presented here is part of a new series of experiments aimed at obtaining diploid cells after somatic cell nuclear transfer into enucleated oocytes. In this experiment, adult somatic cells were transferred into enucleated oocytes and thereafter cultured in the presence of 240ng/ml scriptaid for 17 hours. Samples were cultured until cleavage stage and then collected for microarray analysis.

ORGANISM(S): Homo sapiens  

SUBMITTER: Mark Sauer   Dieter Egli 

PROVIDER: E-GEOD-54849 | ArrayExpress | 2014-04-27



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