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Korean Journal of Fertility and Sterility 2006;33(1):25-34.
Published online March 1, 2006.
Establishment of Embryonic Stem Cell Line from Isolated Blastomeres from Mouse Preimplantation Embryos.
Chun Kyu Lim, Ji Hye Sung, Hye Won Choi, Jae Won Cho, Mi Ra Shin, Jin Hyun Jun
Laboratory of Reproductive Biology & Infertility, Cheil General Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
The aim of this study was to investigate whether embryonic stem (ES) cells can be established from isolated blastomeres of mouse embryos. METHODS: Blastomeres were separated from mouse (C57Bl/6J) 2- or 4-cell embryos. Isolated blastomeres or whole 4-cell embryos were co-cultured with mitosis-arrested STO feeder cells in DMEM supplemented with recombinant murine leukemia inhibitory factor and ES-qualified fetal bovine serum. After the tentative ES cell lines were maintained from isolated blastomeres or whole embryos, some of them were frozen and the others were sub-cultured continually. Characteristics of tentative ES cell lines as were evaluated for specific gene expressions with immunocytochemistry and RT-PCR. RESULTS: One ES cell line (3.0%) was established from isolated blastomere of 2-cell embryo and one cell line (4.0%) from isolated two blastomeres of 4-cell embryo. And five cell lines (16.7%) were established from whole 4-cell embryos. Both cell lines from isolated blastomere and whole embryo expressed mouse ES cells specific markers such as SSEA-1, Oct-4 and alkaline phosphatase. Marker genes of three germ layers were expressed from embryoid bodies of both cell lines. CONCLUSION: This study suggests that mouse ES cells could be established from isolated blastomeres, although the efficiency is lower than whole embryos. This animal model could be applied to establishment of autologous human ES cells from biopsied blastomeres of preimplantation embryos in human IVF-ET program.
Key Words: Mouse ES cells; Isolated blastomere; Genes expressions; Embryoid body; Animal model


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