The chemokine CXCL4/platelet factor 4 (PF4) gene, a key player in myelofibrosis, was knocked out by CRISPR/Cas9 in induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) of a polycythemia vera (PV) patient with JAK2 V617F mutation. Two CXCL4KO iPS cell lines with and without JAK2 V617F mutation (UKAi002-B-1 and UKAi002-A-1, respectively) were generated. CXCL4KO iPS cells showed deletion of exon 1 and complete loss of CXCL4 protein. Pluripotency of iPS cells was confirmed by expression of pluripotency markers and trilineage differentiation. CXCL4KO iPS cells are expected to provide a valuable tool for investigating the role of CXCL4 in human diseases.
Keywords: CXCL4; Hematopoiesis; Induced pluripotent stem cell; JAK2 V617F; PF4; iPS cells.
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