Induced pluripotent stem cells as a source for generating pancreatic islet endocrine cells represent a great research tool for deciphering the molecular mechanisms of lineage commitment, a layered multi-step process. Additionally, targeted gene silencing by using GapmeRs, short antisense oligonucleotides, proved instrumental in studying the role of different developmental genes.
Here we describe our approach to induce mTOR silencing by using specific GapmeRs during the differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells toward pancreatic progenitors. We will describe our current differentiation protocol, the transfection procedure, and the quality control steps required for a successful experiment.
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Authors: Unger L., Ghila L., Chera S. In: Methods in Molecular Biology. Springer, New York, NY.
DOI information: https://doi.org/10.1007/7651_2023_498