Human iPSC-Derived Neural Stem Cells that have been genetically edited using CRISPR-Cas9 technology to introduce the R406W mutation (CGG>TGG) into the MAPT gene. This line is heterozygous for the R406W mutation where one allele contains the mutation and the other allele is wild type at the locus.
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The R406W mutation in MAPT has been implicated in familial frontotemporal dementia and parkinsonism (Hutton et al., 1998; Behnam et al., 2015) and has been seen in patients with clinical presentation resembling Alzheimer's disease (Rademakers et al., 2003; Lindquist et al., 2008). The R406W mutation reduces the ability of MAPT/tau to bind to microtubules in vitro (Hong et al., 1998).