A call for standardized naming and reporting of human ESC and iPSC lines

Cell Stem Cell. 2011 Apr 8;8(4):357-9. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2011.03.002.


Human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cell lines are being generated at a rapid pace and now number in the thousands. We propose a standard nomenclature and suggest the use of a centralized database for all cell line names and a minimum set of information for reporting new derivations.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cell Line
  • Embryonic Stem Cells / cytology*
  • Humans
  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells / cytology*
  • Reference Standards
  • Terminology as Topic*