September 28, 2017

Regenerating tissues with gene-targeting molecules

Illustration of the synthetic DNA-binding inhibitor switching the transcription program inside the stem cells and coaxing them into a specific cell type like cardiomyocyte. (Graphic Credits: Sudhakar KeerthiPriyaa)

Ganesh Pandian Namasivayam and his colleagues at Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) in Japan constructed a synthetic molecule that can recognize and bind with a specific DNA sequence involved in the differentiation of hiPSCs into mesoderm, an intermediary cell type that can be stimulated into changing into heart muscle cells.

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Kyoto University | Regenerating tissues with gene-targeting molecules