Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells into Colonic Organoids via Transient Activation of BMP Signaling

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Múnera et al. report the generation of pluripotent stem cell (PSC)-derived human colonic organoids (HCOs). They first find that a conserved BMP-HOX pathway is required to establish posterior identity and then show that activating BMP signaling in human PSC-derived CDX2+ gut tube spheroids generates HCOs that retain colonic identity after transplantation.

from Cell Stem Cell http://ift.tt/2txVigW
via Bhaskar Chanda UHN


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