Sendai virus-mediated expression of reprogramming factors promotes plasticity of human neuroblastoma cells.
Abstract: Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common extracranial solid tumor that originates from multipotent neural crest cells. NB cell populations which express embryonic stem cell-associated genes have been identified and shown to retain a multipotent phenotype. However, whether somatic reprogramming of NB cells can produce similar stem-cell like populations is unknown. Here, we sought to reprogram NB cell lines using an integration-free Sendai virus vector system.