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Tag: Yamanaka Factors

Vittorio Sebastiano
Vittorio Sebastiano is an Associate Professor (Research) of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University and one of the most prominent scientists in the emerging field of cellular reprogramming. He is also co-founder and Scientific Advisory Board Chairman of Turn Biotechnologies, a cellular rejuvenation company based on the research done in Sebastiano’s Stanford lab. Turn recently...
Fluorescent cells
A team of Chinese researchers has described a novel method of illuminating pluripotent stem cells in a paper published in Aging. How and why Yamanaka Factors and Partial Cellular ReprogrammingDrs. Takahashi and Yamanaka showed that they could use Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, and c-Myc (OSKM) to reprogram cells back to pluripotent, embryonic stem cells. While this discovery showed...
Genetic research
Scientists have shown that a single cycle of partial cellular reprogramming leads to various changes in the tissues, but about half of them gradually disappear after the treatment [1]. Permanent or transient? It has been known since 2006 that somatic cells can be reverted to a pluripotent stem cell-like state by overexpressing certain regulatory genes....
Spinal disc
Partial cellular reprogramming using Yamanka factors has become increasingly prominent in the world of aging research. A new study suggests that transient exposure to the Yamanaka factors might be the solution to intervertebral disc degeneration [1]. Partial cellular reprogramming with Yamanaka factors We have talked previously about Yamanaka factors and how exposure to them can...
On Tuesday, March 29th, the Journal Club will be livestreamed to our Facebook page at 12:00 Eastern. Dr. Oliver Medvedik will be taking a look at a new paper showing that partial cellular reprogramming to reverse cellular aging in possible in normally aged mice. Previous studies demonstrated that the approach was possible in mice engineered...
Mouse genes
Scientists have shown that in vivo partial cellular reprogramming can be safe and effective in an animal model, although the rejuvenation was mostly limited to long-term treatments and two tissue types [1]. There and back again Cellular reprogramming sounds like a technology from Star Trek, and it is undeniably futuristic. Our tissues mostly consist of...