Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are important tools for studying differentiation and for use in patient-specific disease modeling. We present a detailed method for the reprogramming of primary human fibroblasts to induced pluripotent stem cells using Sendai virus. These procedures allow for the efficient generation of multiple high-quality feeder-independent iPS cell lines for a given human fibroblast line. The iPS cell lines generated by this protocol can be used in a variety of differentiation and gene expression studies, as well as in genetic manipulations.
- Human pluripotent stem cells
- Induced pluripotent stem cells
- Primary cell
- Sendai virus