Becker Muscular dystrophy (BMD) is an X-linked syndrome characterized by progressive muscle weakness. BMD is generally less severe than Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. BMD is caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene that normally give rise to the production of a truncated but partially functional dystrophin protein. We generated an induced pluripotent cell line from dermal fibroblasts of a BMD patient carrying a splice mutation in the dystrophin gene (c.1705-8 T>C). The iPSC cell-line displayed the characteristic pluripotent-like morphology, expressed pluripotency markers, differentiated into cells of the three germ layers and had a normal karyotype.
Rovina D, Castiglioni E, Niro F, Farini A, Belicchi M, Di Fede E, Gervasini C, Paganini S, Di Segni M, Torrente Y, Santoro R, Pompilio G, Gowran A. Generation of the Becker muscular dystrophy patient derived induced pluripotent stem cell line carrying the DMD splicing mutation c.1705-8 T>C. Stem Cell Res 2020 Apr 22;45:101819. doi: 10.1016/j.scr.2020.101819