Myoglobin (MB) is a cytoplasmic hemoprotein that is predominantly expressed in the heart and oxidative myofibers of skeletal muscle. It has been demonstrated that MB binds to oxygen and promotes its diffusion for energy production in the mitochondria. Recently, MB was found to be expressed in different forms of malignant tumors and cancer cell lines. Further studies using gene disruption technology will enhance the understanding of MB’s role in human cardiovascular biology and cancers. Here, we describe the generation of a homozygous MB knockout in human embryonic stem cells (hESC-MB−/−) via CRISPR/Cas9 to study MB function in human biology and diseases.
KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2023-07-10
Acknowledgements: This study was funded by King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) research grant number NRJ21J/170/06.
- Cell Biology
- Developmental Biology