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ea0044p4 | Adrenal and Steroids | SFEBES2016

Generation of human urine-derived steroidogenic cells through lineage conversion: A new technology to study the adrenal gland

Ruiz-Babot Gerard , Hadjidemetriou Irene , Ajodha Sharon Jane , Ghataore Lea , Taylor David , Taylor Norman , Balyura Mariya , Bornstein Stefan R , Guasti Leonardo

Cellular reprogramming describes the process where a fully differentiated, specialized cell type is induced to transform into a different cell. Cell reprogramming techniques can become powerful tools for modelling diseases, drug testing and for personalized cellular therapy. The adrenal cortex is the primary site of steroid synthesis. Adrenal insufficiency, which can be life threatening, is caused by a number of adrenal disorders, and lifelong management of these patients with...