Structural phenotyping of stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes

Francesco Silvio Pasqualini, Sean Paul Sheehy, Ashutosh Agarwal, Yvonne Aratyn-Schaus, Kevin Kit Parker

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Structural phenotyping based on classical image feature detection has been adopted to elucidate the molecular mechanisms behind genetically or pharmacologically induced changes in cell morphology. Here, we developed a set of 11 metrics to capture the increasing sarcomere organization that occurs intracellularly during striated muscle cell development. To test our metrics, we analyzed the localization of the contractile protein α-actinin in a variety of primary and stem-cell derived cardiomyocytes. Further, we combined these metrics with data mining algorithms to unbiasedly score the phenotypic maturity of human-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-347
Number of pages8
JournalStem Cell Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 10 2015
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Genetics

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Pasqualini, F. S., Sheehy, S. P., Agarwal, A., Aratyn-Schaus, Y., & Parker, K. K. (2015). Structural phenotyping of stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes. Stem Cell Reports, 4(3), 340-347.