Anouchka Skoudy

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Extracellular signalling cues play a major role in the activation of differentiation programmes. Mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells are pluripotent and can differentiate into a wide variety of specialized cells. Recently, protocols designed to induce endocrine pancreatic differentiation in vitro have been designed but little information is currently available(More)
Embryonic stem (ES) cells which constitutively express the Pdx-1, Ngn-3, NeuroD1, Nkx2.2, and Nkx6.1 transcription factors were engineered by means of lentiviral vectors, following a multi-step infection procedure to successively generate ES cell lines expressing one, two, and three factors, respectively. Each ES cell line was allowed to differentiate into(More)
Embryonic stem cells (ES) can spontaneously activate a pancreatic differentiation program in vitro, although with low efficiency. The aim was to improve such process by using viral mediated gene transduction. In this study, we have examined the suitability of using viral vectors to express key transcriptional factors involved in pancreatic development. ES(More)
Pluripotent embryonic stem cells (ESC) are a promising cellular system for generating an unlimited source of tissue for the treatment of chronic diseases and valuable in vitro differentiation models for drug testing. Our aim was to direct differentiation of mouse ESC into pancreatic acinar cells, which play key roles in pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.(More)
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