Solja Eurola

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CRISPR/Cas9 protein fused to transactivation domains can be used to control gene expression in human cells. In this study, we demonstrate that a dCas9 fusion with repeats of VP16 activator domains can efficiently activate human genes involved in pluripotency in various cell types. This activator in combination with guide RNAs targeted to the OCT4 promoter(More)
SOX2 is an important transcription factor involved in pluripotency maintenance, pluripotent reprogramming and differentiation towards neural lineages. Here we engineered the previously described HEL24.3 hiPSC to generate a SOX2 reporter by knocking-in a T2A fused nuclear tdTomato reporter cassette before the STOP codon of the SOX2 gene coding sequence.(More)
Activating germline mutations in STAT3 were recently identified as a cause of neonatal diabetes mellitus associated with beta-cell autoimmunity. We have investigated the effect of an activating mutation, STAT3K392R, on pancreatic development using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from a patient with neonatal diabetes and pancreatic hypoplasia.(More)
OCT4 is a crucial transcription factor in the pluripotent stem cell gene regulatory network and an essential factor for pluripotent reprogramming. We engineered the previously reported HEL24.3 hiPSC to generate an OCT4 reporter cell line by knocking-in a T2A nuclear EmGFP reporter cassette before the OCT4 gene STOP codon sequence. To enhance targeted(More)
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