This study aimed to create a versatile and reproducible in vitro model of a human motor unit with functional neuromuscular junctions (NMJs). Therefore, human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived motor neurons and human primary mesoangioblast (MAB)-derived myotubes were co-cultured in

Last updated on: 09-01-2023 - 15:13

Organisation: Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Neurosciences - KU Leuven
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
Using the ex vivo culture system, we investigated the impact of an endoscopic helium plasma jet application on mouse ISCs at the morphological, cellular and transcriptomic levels. Moreover, we explored the potential selectivity of CAP application on tumor versus normal organoids originating from the

Last updated on: 09-01-2023 - 09:42

Organisation: Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
This method relates to the development of highly reproducible human iPSC-derived neurospheroids equipped with intrinsic bioluminescence for an easy and longitudinal follow-up of the viability and growth of these neurospheroids over time. The luminescent neurospheroids have been applied in ischemic

Last updated on: 02-01-2023 - 10:27

Organisation: University of Antwerp (UAntwerpen)
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
Cultivated liver cells are fixed with 4% (w/v) paraformaldehyde (PFA) for 10 minutes at room temperature and subsequently incubated for 15 minutes with 100 mM glycin solution, used to saturate reactive groups generated after PFA fixation. These cells are subsequently incubated for 10 minutes with 1%

Last updated on: 16-12-2022 - 19:40

Contact: Joery De Kock
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
Alkaptonuria (AKU) is a rare inborn error of metabolism caused by a defective homogentisate 1,2-dioxygenase (HGD), an enzyme involved in the tyrosine degradation pathway. Loss of HGD function leads to the accumulation of homogentisic acid (HGA) in connective body tissues in a process called

Last updated on: 13-12-2022 - 11:06

Contact: Sien Lequeue
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Partners: RWTH Aachen
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
The in vitro micronucleus test is a genotoxicity test for the detection of micronuclei in the cytoplasm of interphase cells and has been described in detail in OECD TG 487. Micronuclei may originate from acentric chromosome fragments (i.e. lacking a centromere), or whole chromosomes that

Last updated on: 23-11-2022 - 16:31

Contact: Birgit Mertens
Organisation: Sciensano
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal, Validated by an external party (e.g. OECD, EURL ECVAM,…)
The mammary-specific polyomavirus middle T antigen overexpression mouse model (MMTV-PyMT) is one of the most commonly used models in the cancer research field for multiple reasons, among which the spontaneous development of multifocal luminal tumors, the early tumoral onset, and the primary tumors'

Last updated on: 07-11-2022 - 11:47

Organisation: Oncology - KU Leuven, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)
The protocol is aimed at developing primary human breast organoids that have a morphology similar to the one observed in the in vivo breast. This morphology encompasses a complex network organization composed of interconnected branches that terminate in TDLU-like structures. The organoids are

Last updated on: 07-11-2022 - 11:24

Organisation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Oncology - KU Leuven
Status: Still in development, History of use, Published in peer reviewed journal
The protocol is aimed at developing primary mammary gland organoids that have a morphology similar to the one of the in vivo breast, which is organized as a complex network of interconnected branches. The organoids are derived from the mouse mammary gland by mechanical dissociation and enzymatic

Last updated on: 07-11-2022 - 11:08

Organisation: Oncology - KU Leuven
Status: History of use, Published in peer reviewed journal
This method describes the generation of porcine testicular organoids using piglet testicular cells seeded in a testicular extracellular matrix (tECM) hydrogel. To generate the solublized tECM hydrogel, porcine immature testicular tissues (ITTs) were dissected in small fragments and decellularized in

Last updated on: 04-11-2022 - 08:20

Contact: Marc Kanbar
Organisation: Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal