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iPSC Core

Services


Please use the iPS Cell Service Request Form to initiate iPSC projects.

Services:

    • Isolation, amplification and cryo-preservation of of primary fibroblast from human or mouse skin biopsy (for other cell types, please contact the Core)
    • Reprogramming of mouse and human primary cells into iPS cells (cells from other species can be utilized as well, please inquire)
    • The iPS Core utilizes both lentiviral and sendai viral transduction methods which can be used to routinely reprogram mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) or human primary fibroblast to a stem cell like state (iPSC) by over-expression of the four transcription factors Oct 4, Sox 2, Klf 4 and c-Myc (Yamanaka, 2006)

Validation and Characterization Services:

    • Embryoid body formation
    • Immunocytochemistry staining for pluripotency markers (Oct 4, Nanog, TRA-160, SSEA3, SSEA40)
    • Karyotyping
    • Mycoplasma testing

"All communications with the Core must be routed through the iPSCore@ucdenver.edu mailbox. Briefly state your questions or concerns. Your email will be routed to appropriate core personnel."

Note:
The cells produced by the Core are for non-profit academic research only. In order to obtain approval for the isolation of animal or human cell samples, please contact the UC Denver IACUC and COMIRB, respectively.