Andrea P Ditadi

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The efficient generation of hematopoietic stem cells from human pluripotent stem cells is dependent on the appropriate specification of the definitive hematopoietic program during differentiation. In this study, we used T lymphocyte potential to track the onset of definitive hematopoiesis from human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells(More)
Efforts to derive hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) are complicated by the fact that embryonic hematopoiesis consists of two programs, primitive and definitive, that differ in developmental potential. As only definitive hematopoiesis generates HSCs, understanding how this program develops is essential for being able(More)
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) develop from a specialized subpopulation of endothelial cells known as hemogenic endothelium (HE). Although the HE origin of HSCs is now well established in different species, the signaling pathways that control this transition remain poorly understood. Here, we show that activation of retinoic acid (RA) signaling in(More)
The generation of haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) will depend on the accurate recapitulation of embryonic haematopoiesis. In the early embryo, HSCs develop from the haemogenic endothelium (HE) and are specified in a Notch-dependent manner through a process named endothelial-to-haematopoietic transition (EHT). As HE(More)
OBJECTIVE Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder characterized by fibro-fatty replacement of the right ventricular myocardium, associated with high risk of sudden death. The objective of this study is to identify the gene involved in ARVD1, which has been elusive ever since its locus was mapped to(More)
Primitive erythropoiesis defines the onset of hematopoiesis in the yolk sac of the early embryo and is initiated by the emergence of progenitors assayed as colony-forming cells (EryP-CFCs). EryP-CFCs are detected for only a narrow window during embryonic development, suggesting that both their initiation and termination are tightly controlled. Using the(More)
The generation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) remains a major goal for regenerative medicine and disease modeling. However, hPSC differentiation cultures produce mostly hematopoietic progenitors belonging to the embryonic HSC-independent hematopoietic program, which may not be relevant or accurate for modeling(More)
A variety of tissue lineages can be differentiated from pluripotent stem cells by mimicking embryonic development through stepwise exposure to morphogens, or by conversion of one differentiated cell type into another by enforced expression of master transcription factors. Here, to yield functional human haematopoietic stem cells, we perform(More)
volume 31 number 5 may 2013 nature biotechnology in the study, are also detected under anaerobic conditions2, suggesting that these actions are at least partially independent of ROS. Keren et al. also find that killing by these antibiotics does not depend on the presence of oxygen3. They confirm norfloxacin-induced oxidation of HPF, but note that HPF(More)
Antisense-mediated exon skipping holds great potential for the treatment of DMD. In mdx mice, functional recovery of skeletal muscle has been obtained upon systemic delivery of "naked" oligonucleotides or viral vectors encoding for antisense snRNAs. However, amongst the studies reported so far, which used either neonatal or young adult animals--only one(More)