Patent Number: 6,333,192

Title: Method of producing an undifferentiated avian cell culture using avian primordial germ cells

Abstract: A method of producing undifferentiated avian cells expressing an embryonic stem cell phenotype. The method includes the steps of collecting avian gonadal cells comprising primordial germ cells from an avian embryo after the formation of the primitive streak; depositing the avian gonadal cells in contact with a preconditioned feeder matrix; and growing the avian gonadal cells on the pre-conditioned feeder matrix in the presence of media for a time sufficient to produce an avian cell culture consisting essentially of undifferentiated avian cells expressing an embryonic stem cell phenotype.

Inventors: Petitte; James N. (Raleigh, NC), Chang; Il-Kuk (Raleigh, NC)

Assignee: North Carolina State University

International Classification: C12N 5/06 (20060101); L12N 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018