Recent reports on the characteristics of naive human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) obtained using independent methods differ. Naive hPSCs have been mainly derived by conversion from primed hPSCs or by direct derivation from human embryos rather than by somatic cell reprogramming. To provide an unbiased molecular and functional reference, we derived genetically matched naive hPSCs by direct reprogramming of fibroblasts and by primed-to-naive conversion using different naive conditions (NHSM, RSeT, 5iLAF and t2iLGöY). Our results show that hPSCs obtained in these different conditions display a spectrum of naive characteristics. Furthermore, our characterization identifies KLF4 as sufficient for conversion of primed hPSCs into naive t2iLGöY hPSCs, underscoring the role that reprogramming factors can play for the derivation of bona fide naive hPSCs.
- biological models
- embryonic stem cells
- pluripotent stem cells
Andrew Fryga (Manager)Office of the Vice-Provost (Research and Research Infrastructure)
Camilla Cohen (Manager)Office of the Vice-Provost (Research and Research Infrastructure)