Integrated Genomic Analysis of Diverse Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells From the Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium

Stem Cell Reports. 2016 Jul 12;7(1):110-25. doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2016.05.006. Epub 2016 Jun 9.

Abstract

The rigorous characterization of distinct induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) derived from multiple reprogramming technologies, somatic sources, and donors is required to understand potential sources of variability and downstream potential. To achieve this goal, the Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium performed comprehensive experimental and genomic analyses of 58 iPSC from ten laboratories generated using a variety of reprogramming genes, vectors, and cells. Associated global molecular characterization studies identified functionally informative correlations in gene expression, DNA methylation, and/or copy-number variation among key developmental and oncogenic regulators as a result of donor, sex, line stability, reprogramming technology, and cell of origin. Furthermore, X-chromosome inactivation in PSC produced highly correlated differences in teratoma-lineage staining and regulator expression upon differentiation. All experimental results, and raw, processed, and metadata from these analyses, including powerful tools, are interactively accessible from a new online portal at https://www.synapse.org to serve as a reusable resource for the stem cell community.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Cell Differentiation / genetics*
  • Cellular Reprogramming
  • DNA Methylation / genetics*
  • Gene Expression / genetics
  • Genome, Human*
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells*
  • Stem Cells / metabolism