Modeling C9ORF72 pathomechanisms in patient-derived cells
Semelink-Sedlacek, Lena Luisa
RefereeBöckers, Tobias M.
InstitutionsInstitut für Anatomie und Zellbiologie
UKU. Klinik für Neurologie
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common motoneuron disease, which is characterized by adult onset of a rapidly progression of the degeneration of the upper and lower motoneurons (MNs). The hexanucleotide repeat expansion of chromosome nine open reading frame 72 (C9ORF72) is the most common mutation in familial and sporadic ALS cases, but the mutation has been sparsely characterised. In vitro cell models of primary rodent MNs or secondary cell systems and some animal models as well as postmortem brain tissue have hitherto been the main model systems in C9-ALS research. However, these model systems are widely restricted in their capacity to capture the full range of human ALS pathogenesis, given the present technical difficulty in the artificial induction of huge repeat expansions. Therefore, we established stem cell-based model systems to study the pathogenesis of ALS in a human-derived, patient-specific setting.
Subject HeadingsMyatrophische Lateralsklerose [GND]
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [MeSH]
C9orf72 protein [MeSH]
Neural stem cells [MeSH]
Dewey Decimal GroupDDC 570 / Life sciences
DDC 610 / Medicine & health