Chicken Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Establishment and Characterization

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1650)


In mammals, the introduction of the OSKM (Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, and c-Myc) genes into somatic cells has allowed generating induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. So far, this process has been only clearly demonstrated in mammals. Here, using chicken as an avian model, we describe a set of protocols allowing the establishment, characterization, maintenance, differentiation, and injection of putative reprogrammed chicken Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells.

Key words

Chicken Induced pluripotent stem cells Transfection 



This work was supported by grants from INRA and from ANR with the CRB-ANIM project (CRB-ANIM-ANR-11-INBS-0003).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Univ Lyon, Université Lyon 1INSERM, INRA, Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute, U1208, USC1361BronFrance

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