Klinefelter Syndrome (KS) is the most common aneuploidy in humans (prevalence: 85-250 per 100,000 born males) and is characterized by one or more supernumerary X-chromosomes (47-XXY, 48-XXXY and 49-XXXXY karyotypes). KS is a multisystemic disorder associated to multiple phenotypic features including cardiac abnormalities, infertility, mental retardation, diabetes and increased cancer risk. Using a non-integrative mRNAs reprogramming approach, we generated two iPSC lines 48-XXXY and 49-XXXXY from a non-mosaic 49-XXXXY KS patient carrying a balanced translocation t(4,11) (q35,q23). These iPSC lines provide a unique cellular platform to study the molecular mechanisms underlying KS pathophysiology.
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-12-03
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): BAS 1077-01-01
Acknowledgements: This work was funded by KAUST baseline (Grant number BAS 1077-01-01) to A.A. and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) (Grant number RGC/3/3628-01) to M.A. and A.A. The following cell line was obtained from NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repositories: GM00157. We also acknowledge WiCell as the original source of the WA16 hESC line.