Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an incurable neurodegenerative condition with phenotypic and genetic heterogeneity. It is characterized by the selective vulnerability and the progressive loss of the neural population. Here, an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line was generated from dermal fibroblasts of an individual carrying the p.G376D mutation in the TDP-43 protein. Fibroblasts were reprogrammed using non-integrating episomal plasmids. There were no karyotype abnormalities, and iPSCs successfully differentiated into all three germ layers. This cell line may prove useful in the study of the pathogenic mechanisms that underpin ALS syndrome.
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Cell Differentiation
- Cell Line
- Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells