Generation and characterization of an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line (NUIGi003-A) from a long QT syndrome type 2 (LQT2) patient harbouring the KCNH2 c.2464G>A pathogenic variant

Stem Cell Res. 2020 Dec;49:101997. doi: 10.1016/j.scr.2020.101997. Epub 2020 Sep 17.


Long QT syndrome (LQTS), an inherited cardiac ion channelopathy, is associated with ventricular arrhythmias and risk of sudden death. LQTS sub-type 2 (LQT2) is caused by pathogenic variants in KCNH2 encoding the α-subunit of Kv11.1, thus affecting the rapid component of delayed rectifier K+ current (IKr) channel during the action potential. In this study, non-integrational Sendai reprogramming method was used to generate an induced-pluripotent-stem-cell (iPSC) line carrying the KCNH2 c.2464G>A (p.Val822Met) pathogenic variant from a LQT2 patient. This patient-specific iPSC line NUIGi003-A harbouring the c.2464G>A variant expressed pluripotency markers and demonstrated the differentiation potential to all three germ layers.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac
  • ERG1 Potassium Channel / genetics
  • Humans
  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells*
  • Long QT Syndrome* / genetics
  • Mutation
  • Myocytes, Cardiac


  • ERG1 Potassium Channel
  • KCNH2 protein, human