Assessment of human pluripotent stem cells with PluriTest

Journal: 
Publication Year: 
2008
Authors: 
Franz-Josef Muller
Bjorn Brandl
Jeanne F Loring
PubMed link: 
23658970
Public Summary: 
Assessing pluripotency in human cells is inherently an intractable problem. We have developed a bioinformatic method to analyze transcriptome data to determine whether human cells are pluripotent
Scientific Abstract: 
Assessing pluripotency in human cells is inherently an intractable problem. In animal systems, pluripotency can be verified through direct means: pluripotent stem cells can be introduced into an developing embryo and thus the cellular developmental potential of any given in vitro preparation can be directly determined by observing the amount of chimaerism or viability of organisms partially or fully derived from in vitro stem cells (Nagy, Rossant et al., 1993).