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Tag: Oct-4

Gene activation
In a new study published in Aging Cell [1], researchers report that transient activation of the Yamanaka factor Oct4 allowed partial reprogramming of cells, which led to rejuvenation in these cells and in a mouse model of premature aging. Yamanaka Factors and Partial Cellular ReprogrammingDrs.Β Takahashi and Yamanaka showed that they could use Oct4, Sox2, Klf4,...
SKM and OSKM
A recent open-access study published in Cell Stem Cell has shown that excluding Oct4 from the OSKM cocktail reduces epigenetic aberrations and off-target gene activation. Induced pluripotency and Yamanaka factors Pluripotent stem cells are cells that can become other cell types in the body; during natural development, they create differentiated stem cells and ultimately somatic...