Enhancing myogenic differentiation of pluripotent stem cells with small molecule inducers

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Title: Enhancing myogenic differentiation of pluripotent stem cells with small molecule inducers
Authors: Chen, Jihong
Li, Qiao
Date: 2013-10-09
Abstract: Abstract Pluripotent stem cells are able to differentiate into many types of cell lineages in response to differentiation cues. However, a pure population of lineage-specific cells is desirable for any potential clinical application. Therefore, induction of the pluripotent stem cells with lineage-specific regulatory signals, or small molecule inducers, is a prerequisite for effectively directing lineage specification for cell-based therapeutics. In this article, we provide in-depth analysis of recent research findings on small molecule inducers of the skeletal muscle lineage. We also provide perspectives on how different signaling pathways and chromatin dynamics converge to direct the differentiation of skeletal myocytes.
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2045-3701-3-40
http://hdl.handle.net/10393/33971
CollectionLibre accès - Publications // Open Access - Publications
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