Induced pluripotent stem cells to generate skin tissue models

Olga Kashpur, Avi Smith, Nailia Mukhamedshina, Jeremy Baskin, Yulia Shamis, Kyle Hewitt, Behzad Gerami-Naini, Jonathan A. Garlick

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Human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be differentiated into a wide spectrum of multiple, isogenic, patient-specific cell types that offer an important new source of cells for the construction of 3-D skin tissue models. iPSCs have been differentiated to specific cell lineages, including fibroblasts, keratinocytes, melanocytes, and endothelial cells that can be incorporated into skin tissue models that support the development of a tissue microenvironment with a well-differentiated, stratified squamous epithelium. When incorporated into 3-D skin tissues, these iPSC-derived cell types display cellular behaviors that mimic their in vivo functions. Further development of skin tissues constructed with iPSC-derived cells will generate versatile models to study the pathogenesis of skin disease processes and to test the safety and efficacy of new products and drugs designed to treat these diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSkin Tissue Models
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780128105450
ISBN (Print)9780128110003
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • 3-D human skin tissues
  • Cellular therapies
  • Differentiation
  • Disease modeling
  • Epigenetics
  • Induced pluripotent stem cell
  • Organs-on-chips
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Reprogramming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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