Protocol for the generation of human induced hepatic stem cells using Sendai virus vectors

Hirofumi Noguchi, Yoshiki Nakashima, Masami Watanabe, Masayuki Matsushita, Masayoshi Tsukahara, Issei Saitoh, Chika Miyagi-Shiohira

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Our recent study demonstrated the generation of induced tissue-specific stem/progenitor (iTS/iTP) cells by the transient overexpression of reprogramming factors combined with tissue-specific selection. Here, we present a protocol to reprogram human hepatocytes to generate human induced tissue-specific liver stem (iTS-L) cells. Human hepatocytes are transfected with Sendai virus vectors (SeV) expressing OCT3/4, SOX2, KLF4, and c-MYC. iTS-L cells continuously express mRNA of hepatocyte-specific markers (HNF1β and HNF4α) and do not form teratomas. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Nakashima et al. (2022).1

Original languageEnglish
Article number101884
JournalSTAR Protocols
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 16 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Cell culture
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Health Sciences
  • Stem Cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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