Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease affecting upper and lower motor neurons. We generated patient-derived-induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs), from an ALS patient affected by an early-onset and aggressive form of the disease, carrying a missense pathogenic variant in FUS gene. We reprogrammed somatic cells using an established Sendai virus protocol and we obtained clones of iPSC. We confirmed their stemness and further generated embryoid bodies, showing their potential of differentiating in all three germ layers. This iPSC line, carrying a pathogenic FUS variant, is a valuable tool to deeply investigate pathogenic mechanisms leading to ALS.
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, FUS, Sendai virus
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental Biology
- Cell Biology