Generation and Characterization of Monkey Embryonic Stem Cells

  • Hirofumi Suemori
  • Norio Nakatsuji
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 329)


Nonhuman primate embryonic stem (ES) cells are very important for preclinical research of the medical application of human ES cells. Because primate ES cells show significant differences from mouse ES cells, we have been optimizing protocols for the establishment and maintenance of monkey ES cells. The latest methods for derivation and culture of cynomolgus monkey ES cells are described in detail.

Key Words

Cynomolgus monkey differentiation embryonic stem cells nonhuman primate pluripotency 


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© Humana Press Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hirofumi Suemori
    • 1
  • Norio Nakatsuji
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Stem Cell Research CenterInstitute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Development and Differentiation, Institute for Frontier Medical SciencesKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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