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Title: Production and Analysis of Human Primordial Germ Cell-Like Cells.

Authors: Mitsunaga, Shino; Shioda, Keiko; Hanna, Jacob H; Isselbacher, Kurt J; Shioda, Toshi

Published In Methods Mol Biol, (2021)

Abstract: Primordial germ cells (PGCs) are common ancestors of all germline cells. In mammals, PGCs emerge in early-stage embryos around the timing of gastrulation at or near epiblast, and specification of PGCs from their precursor cells involves multiple growth factors secreted by adjacent cells. Recent advancements in germline stem cell biology have made it possible to generate PGC-like cell culture models (PGCLCs for PGC-like cells) from human and mouse pluripotent stem cells by mimicking the embryonic growth factor environment in vitro. Here we describe a method of producing human PGCLCs from primed-pluripotency induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) via temporal conversion to naive pluripotency followed by formation of embryoid bodies (EBs) using the spin-EB method.

PubMed ID: 32852762 Exiting the NIEHS site

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