UM  > Faculty of Health Sciences
Recapitulating and correcting marfan syndrome in a cellular model
Park J.W.1; Yan L.1; Stoddard C.2; Wang X.2; Yue Z.3; Crandall L.2; Robinson T.2; Chang Y.3; Denton K.2; Li E.1; Jiang B.1; Zhang Z.1; Martins-Taylor K.2; Yee S.-P.2; Nie H.4; Gu F.5; Si W.6; Xie T.7; Yue L.8; Xu R.-H.1,2
Source PublicationInternational Journal of Biological Sciences

Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a connective tissue disorder caused by mutations in FBN1 gene, which encodes a key extracellular matrix protein FIBRILLIN-1. The haplosufficiency of FBN1 has been implicated in pathogenesis of MFS with manifestations primarily in cardiovascular, muscular, and ocular tissues. Due to limitations in animal models to study the late-onset diseases, human pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) offer a homogeneic tool for dissection of cellular and molecular pathogenic mechanism for MFS in vitro. Here, we first derived induced PSCs (iPSCs) from a MFS patient with a FBN1 mutation and corrected the mutation, thereby generating an isogenic “gain-of-function” control cells for the parental MFS iPSCs. Reversely, we knocked out FBN1 in both alleles in a wild-type (WT) human embryonic stem cell (ESC) line, which served as a loss-of-function model for MFS with the WT cells as an isogenic control. Mesenchymal stem cells derived from both FBN1-mutant iPSCs and -ESCs demonstrated reduced osteogenic differentiation and microfibril formation. We further demonstrated that vascular smooth muscle cells derived from FBN1-mutant iPSCs showed less sensitivity to carbachol as demonstrated by contractility and Ca influx assay, compared to the isogenic controls cells. These findings were further supported by transcriptomic anaylsis of the cells. Therefore, this study based on both gainand loss-of-function approaches confirmed the pathogenetic role of FBN1 mutations in these MFS-related phenotypic changes.

KeywordDisease Modeling Genome Editing Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Marfan Syndrome Osteogenesis Smooth Muscle
URLView the original
Indexed BySCIE
WOS Research AreaBiochemistry & Molecular Biology ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics
WOS SubjectBiochemistry & Molecular Biology ; Biology
WOS IDWOS:000401904400005
Fulltext Access
Citation statistics
Cited Times [WOS]:11   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Health Sciences
Co-First AuthorPark J.W.
Corresponding AuthorYue L.; Xu R.-H.
Affiliation1.Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau, China
2.Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, USA
3.Agricultural Genomes Institute at Shenzhen, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Shenzhen, China
4.Guangdong Province Key Laboratory of Pharmacodynamic Constituents of TCM and New Drugs Research, College of Pharmacy, Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
5.School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Eye Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, State Key Laboratory Cultivation Base and Key Laboratory of Vision Science, Ministry of Health and Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou,
6.Yunnan Key Laboratory of Primate Biomedical Research, Institute of Primate Translational Medicine, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, Yunnan, China
7.Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
8.Department of Cell Biology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, USA
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Health Sciences
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Health Sciences
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Park J.W.,Yan L.,Stoddard C.,et al. Recapitulating and correcting marfan syndrome in a cellular model[J]. International Journal of Biological Sciences,2017,13(5):588-603.
APA Park J.W.,Yan L.,Stoddard C.,Wang X.,Yue Z.,Crandall L.,Robinson T.,Chang Y.,Denton K.,Li E.,Jiang B.,Zhang Z.,Martins-Taylor K.,Yee S.-P.,Nie H.,Gu F.,Si W.,Xie T.,Yue L.,&Xu R.-H..(2017).Recapitulating and correcting marfan syndrome in a cellular model.International Journal of Biological Sciences,13(5),588-603.
MLA Park J.W.,et al."Recapitulating and correcting marfan syndrome in a cellular model".International Journal of Biological Sciences 13.5(2017):588-603.
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Related Services
Recommend this item
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Park J.W.]'s Articles
[Yan L.]'s Articles
[Stoddard C.]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Park J.W.]'s Articles
[Yan L.]'s Articles
[Stoddard C.]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Park J.W.]'s Articles
[Yan L.]'s Articles
[Stoddard C.]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
All comments (0)
No comment.

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.