Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy (ACM) is a rare inherited heart muscle disease characterised by progressive fibro-fatty replacement of the ventricular myocardium leading to life-threatening arrhythmias. We generated human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from a patient affected by ACM and carrying the heterozygous c.2013delC (p.K672Rfs) PKP2 mutation and then corrected the mutation using CRISPR/Cas9 technology. Both hiPSC lines expressed pluripotency markers, maintained a normal karyotype, and differentiated into derivatives of the three germ layers. This isogenic hiPSC pair represents a genetically controlled system to study the role of the c.2013delC PKP2 mutation in vitro.
Meraviglia V, Arendzen CH, Tok M, Freund C, Maione AS, Sommariva E, Bellin M. Generation of human induced pluripotent stem cell line LUMCi027-A and its isogenic gene-corrected line from a patient affected by arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy and carrying the c.2013delC PKP2 mutation. Stem Cell Res 2020 May 5;46:101835. doi: 10.1016/j.scr.2020.101835