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Mimetix® Electrospun Scaffolds for 3D Culture of Upcyte® and Primary Hepatocytes
E. Heister, R. McKean (1) S. D. Ramachandran, B. Munst (2) B. Burkhardt, V. Haussling, A. Niissler (3)

This study investigates the Mimetix® electrospun scaffold, which consists of highly uniform electrospun PLLA microfibres supporting the three-dimensional growth of cells, as a cell-based assay system for upcyte® and primary hepatocytes.

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Novel Gpr39 Agonists: Correlation Of Binding Affinity Using Label-Free Back-Scattering Interferometry With Potency In Functional Assays
Daniel Brown (1), Niklas Larsson (2), Ola Fjellström (3), Anders Johansson (3), Sara Lundqvist (2), Johan Brengdahl (2), and Richard J. Isaacs (1)

We describe the application of back-scattering interferometry (BSI) to the characterization of small molecule ligand binding to human GPR39 (a GPCR targeted for type-2 diabetes therapy) overexpressed in crude membrane fractions in free solution, including how BSI-derived affinity and functional assay-derived potency correlate for compounds of varying scaffolds.

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Novel Gpr39 Agonists: Correlation Of Binding Affinity Using Label-Free Back-Scattering Interferometry With Potency In Functional Assays
Daniel Brown (1), Niklas Larsson (2), Ola Fjellström (3), Anders Johansson (3), Sara Lundqvist (2), Johan Brengdahl (2), and Richard J. Isaacs (1)

We describe the application of back-scattering interferometry (BSI) to the characterization of small molecule ligand binding to human GPR39 (a GPCR targeted for type-2 diabetes therapy) overexpressed in crude membrane fractions in free solution, including how BSI-derived affinity and functional assay-derived potency correlate for compounds of varying scaffolds

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PRESEPSIN, A SOLUBLE CD14-SUBTYPE, A POSSIBLE NEW BIOMARKER INCREASES IN SEPTIC PATIENTS’ PLASMA FROM PEDIATRIC DEPARTMENT.
Hayato YAMAGUCHI1), Satoshi KIMURA1), Seiji FUKUOKA1), Emiko NAKAMA1), Hideyasu OTO2), Makoto INOUE2), Takashi SOGA2), Shigetaka KITAZAWA2), Yoh UMEDA2)

Increased plasma concentration of soluble CD14-subtype (presepsin) was observed in pediatric patients with bacteremia. Presepsin could be a possible biomarker of sepsis in pediatric patients, however, their reference interval in children could be lower than that of adults. More studies with larger number of samples are required to confirm the result.

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The Effects of Dimethylphthalate on the Viability and Development of Drosophila melanogaster
Sara Mfarrej, Dr. Heather Cook, Dr. Donald Stearns, Dr. Zolton Fulop

My research studies the effect of dimethylphthalate (DMP), a putative endocrine disruptor, on the viability and development of the model organism Drosophila melanogaster.

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Targeted cancer therapy based on blocking the expression of genes and small doses of oxaliplatin.
Bavykin A.S.1, Korotaeva A.A.1, Poyarkov S.V.2, Syrtsev A.V.1, Karpukhin A.V.1

The major drawbacks of the prescribed chemotherapy, are still remain the significant side effects and drug - resistance. Even targeted chemotherapy by means of specific antibodies do not always help to solve these complications. Our purpose was to identify potential biological targets associated with the development of drug resistance and to develop a specific method of suppressing the viability of cancer cells exposed to low doses of standard chemotherapy.

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Comparison of Three Methods for the Evaluation of Cytokine Storm Risk in Early and Clinical Stage Biopharmaceutical Development
Gary dos Santos and Emer Clarke

Objective: To identify an assay that can accurately predict the risk of CRS and CS associated with investigational biotherapeutics. A comparison of three methods were used: (a) immobilization of test antibody on plastic, (b) co-culture of PBMC's on HUVEC's and (c) pre-culture of PBMC's at high cell density.

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Droplet Microfluidics for 3D Epithelial Cell Culture
Monika Dolega (Pyzalska), Xavier Gidrol, Nathalie Picollet-D’hahan

The challenge facing 3D cell culture today is to adapt current models to a systems biology approach - in particular, to enable RNA interference-based screens to study the effects of the microenvironment on cellular function.

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Droplet Microfluidics for 3D Epithelial Cell Culture
Monika Dolega (Pyzalska), Xavier Gidrol, Nathalie Picollet-D’hahan

The challenge facing 3D cell culture today is to adapt current models to a systems biology approach - in particular, to enable RNA interference-based screens to study the effects of the microenvironment on cellular function.

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Rapid analysis of 3D tumour spheroids in soft agar and on ultra-low attachment plates using a laser scanning imaging system
Anne F Hammerstein, Diana Caracino, and Paul Wylie

The requirement for better in-vitro models that are compatible with high-throughput screening campaigns has led to the development of 3D cell cultures models, especially muliticellular spheroids, which retain many of the morphological and genetic traits of tumours.
Here we describe the formation of such spheroids by two methods: on ultra-low attachment plates and in semi-solid agarose. Both methods are compatible with 96- and 384-well microplate formats.

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Scientists Discover Neurochemical Imbalance in Schizophrenia
Researchers discovers that neurons from schizophrenia patients secrete higher amounts of three neurotransmitters.
Diabetes Researchers Find Faster Way to Create Insulin-producing Cells
A new protocol can turn stem cells into reliable, insulin-producing cells in about six weeks.
New Defence Mechanism Against Viruses Discovered
Mechanism may represent one of the oldest defence mechanisms against viruses in evolutionary history.
In Directing Stem Cells, Context Matters
The surface cells are grown on has a profound effect on differentiation.
New Cell Model to Speed up Development of Brain Tumour Drugs
Rresearch looks set to improve screening for new cancer drugs and drug delivery systems specifically designed for children with brain tumours.
A ‘Clear’ Choice for Clearing 3-D Cell Cultures
A new study is the first to evaluate three chemical technologies for making animal tissues see-through side-by-side for use with engineered 3-D tissue cultures.
Assessing Anticancer Drugs Efficacy by Amino Acid Metabolomics
Researchers aimed to develop a method that determines the therapeutic efficacy of anticancer drugs based on the changes in amino acid metabolism at the cellular level.
Apple Derived Cellulose Scaffolds for 3D Mammalian Cell Culture
Researchers demonstrate that cellulose scaffolds are a potentially useful biomaterial that can be successfully employed for in vitro 3D cell culture.
Advanced Cell Culture Techniques for Cancer Drug Discovery
This review focuses on the culturing of cell lines representative of solid cancers in advanced cell culture conditions.
Silicon Substrate as a Novel Cell Culture Device for Myoblast Cells
Researchers describe the use of a commercially available monocrystaline silicon PV device to be used as substrate for culturing of C2C12 mammalian cells.
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