Generation of an NCS1 gene knockout human induced pluripotent stem cell line using CRISPR/Cas9


  • S.K. Maierhof
  • C. Schinke
  • J. Cernoch
  • L. Hew
  • L.P. Bruske
  • V. Fernandez Vallone
  • K. Fischer
  • H. Stachelscheid
  • P. Huehnchen
  • M. Endres
  • S. Diecke
  • N.S. Telugu
  • W. Boehmerle


  • Stem Cell Research


  • Stem Cell Res 73: 103253


  • NCS1 (Neuronal calcium sensor protein 1) encodes a highly conserved calcium binding protein abundantly expressed in neurons. It modulates intracellular calcium homeostasis, calcium-dependent signaling pathways as well as neuronal transmission and plasticity. Here, we generated a NCS1 knockout human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) line using CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing. It shows regular expression of pluripotent markers, normal iPSC morphology and karyotype as well as no detectable off-target effects on top 6 potentially affected genes. This newly generated cell line constitutes a valuable tool for studying the role of NCS1 in the pathophysiology of various neuropsychiatric disorders and non-neurological disease.