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PubMed 23040914


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Title: DNA methylation patterns of imprinting centers for H19, SNRPN, and KCNQ1OT1 in single-cell clones of human amniotic fluid mesenchymal stem cell.

Authors: Hsiu-Huei Peng, Shuenn-Dyh Chang, An-Shine Chao, Chao-Nin Wang, Po-Jen Cheng, Shiaw-Min Hwang, Tzu-Hao Wang

Journal, date & volume: Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol, 2012 Sep , 51, 342-9

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23040914


Abstract
To test the hypothesis that human amniotic fluid mesenchymal stem cells contain a unique epigenetic signature in imprinting centers of H19, SNRPN, and KCNQ1OT1 during in vitro cell culture.By bisulfite genomic sequencing, we analyzed the imprinting centers of three imprinted genes (including H19, SNRPN, and KCNQ1OT/) in a total of six single-cell clones of human amniotic fluid mesenchymal stem cells at cell passages 7, 8, 9, and 10 during in vitro cell culture.The imprinting centers of H19 and KCNQ1OT1 showed hypermethylation at passage 7 in all single-cell clones of human amniotic fluid mesenchymal stem cells, and there was no significant change in DNA methylation patterns during in vitro cell culture. The imprinting centers of SNRPN showed variable methylation patterns at passage 7 in six single-cell clones, and DNA methylation patterns varied during in vitro cell culture from passages 8 to 10.In conclusion, human amniotic fluid mesenchymal stem cells contain a unique epigenetic signature during in vitro cell culture. H19 and KCNQ1OT1 possessed a substantial degree of hypermethylation status, and variable DNA methylation patterns of SNRPN was observed during in vitro cell culture of human amniotic fluid mesenchymal stem cells. Our results urge further understanding of epigenetic status of human amniotic fluid mesenchymal stem cells before it is applied in cell replacement therapy.