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      iPSCs-based generation of vascular cells: reprogramming approaches and applications

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          Recent advances in the field of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) research have opened a new avenue for stem cell-based generation of vascular cells. Based on their growth and differentiation potential, human iPSCs constitute a well-characterized, generally unlimited cell source for the mass generation of lineage- and patient-specific vascular cells without any ethical concerns. Human iPSCs-derived vascular cells are perfectly suited for vascular disease modeling studies because patient-derived iPSCs possess the disease-causing mutation, which might be decisive for full expression of the disease phenotype. The application of vascular cells for autologous cell replacement therapy or vascular engineering derived from immune-compatible iPSCs possesses huge clinical potential, but the large-scale production of vascular-specific lineages for regenerative cell therapies depends on well-defined, highly reproducible culture and differentiation conditions. This review will focus on the different strategies to derive vascular cells from human iPSCs and their applications in regenerative therapy, disease modeling and drug discovery approaches.

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                Cell Mol Life Sci
                Cell. Mol. Life Sci
                Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences
                Springer International Publishing (Cham )
                14 December 2017
                14 December 2017
                : 75
                : 8
                : 1411-1433
                ISNI 0000 0001 2187 5445, GRID grid.5718.b, Institute for Cell Biology (Cancer Research), University Hospital Essen, , University of Duisburg-Essen, ; Virchowstr. 173, 45122 Essen, Germany
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                Molecular biology

                smooth muscle cell, endothelial cell, vascular cell, differentiation, reprogramming, ipsc


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