Reversal of terminally differentiated somatic cells to ground-state pluripotency has rejuvenated our hopes of generating patient-specific stem cells for therapeutic use in regenerative medicine and drug screening. Originally generated using defined exogenous protein-coding DNA, several methods have been described in reprogramming somatic cells into iPSC. Majority of published methods seek to improve or refine the techniques of reprogramming. This chapter describes reprogramming to pluripotency using miRNAs.
- Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)
- MicroRNAs (miRNAs)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology