We discovered KLF4 variants which accelerate and stabilize reprogramming to pluripotency.
Borisova E, Nishimura K, An Y, Takami M, Li J, Song D, Matsuo-Takasaki M, Luijkx D, Aizawa S, Kuno A, Sugihara E, Sato T, Yumoto F, Terada T, Hisatake K, Hayashi Y. Structurally-discovered KLF4 variants accelerate and stabilize reprogramming to pluripotency. iScience. 2021 Dec 21:103525. doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.103525
Our study demonstrates how modifications in amino acid residues of DNA-binding domains enable next-generation reprogramming technology with engineered reprogramming factors.