Human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (hUC-MSCs) express several key liver-specific transcription factors as well as hepatic progenitor markers. However, they still lack the hepatocyte nuclear factors 1-alpha (HNF1a) and 4-alpha (HNF4a), indispensable for their reprogramming towards

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Contact: Karolien Buyl
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Status: Still in development
HepG2 is a human hepatoma derived cell line, which are epithelial in morphology. It was established from liver tissue of a 15-year-old Caucasian male with a well differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma. The HepG2 cell line is one of the most used human liver-based in vitro models. The cells secrete

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Contact: Anja Heymans
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Status: History of use
Cryopreserved differentiated HepaRG cells (obtained from Biopredic International) are derived from a human hepatocellular carcinoma. These cells are an unique in vitro tool that provides reproducible results and exhibit many characteristics of primary human hepatocytes such as morphology, expression

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Contact: Anja Heymans
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Status: History of use
In this method, we use rabbit monoclonal antibodies that are produced in vitro to identify xenografted human stem cell-derived hepatocytes in frozen murine liver slices. These recombinant antibodies were produced in vitro by cloning antibody genes for immune-specific heavy and light antibody chains

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Contact: Joery De Kock
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Status: History of use
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%

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Contact: Joery De Kock
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
Rat liver epithelial cells are cultivated at 100% confluency on 100 µg/mL rat tail collagen type I coated culture dishes in base medium and sequentially exposed to hepatogenic growth factors and cytokines. Base medium consisted of William’s E medium without glutamine supplemented with 7.33 IE/mL

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Contact: Joery De Kock
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
Rat liver epithelial cells (rLEC) can be isolated from 8-day old male Sprague-Dawley rats. Briefly, small fragments of neonatal rat livers are incubated for 15 minutes with 4-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1-piperazine-ethanesulfonic acid (HEPES) buffered trypsin solution [0.25% (v/v)] and washed twice with

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Contact: Joery De Kock
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
Mononuclear cells (MNC) are isolated from bone marrow aspirates by density gradient centrifugation and washed in Hank's buffered salt solution. MNC are seeded at a cell density of 2 × 10E4 cells/cm2 in low glucose DMEM supplemented with 15% (v/v) heat-inactivated FBS, 2 mM L-glutamine and 0.5% (v/v)

Last updated on: 28-02-2022 - 11:02

Contact: Joery De Kock
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
Approximately 125 g of processed adipose tissue is incubated for 90 minutes at 37°C in dissociation medium (1:1) consisting of 1% (v/v) bovine serum albumin and 1 mg/mL collagenase A in phosphate buffered saline (PBS). After two filtration steps, the filtrate is carefully brought on top of 15 mL of

Last updated on: 28-02-2022 - 11:01

Contact: Joery De Kock
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
Human skin-derived precursor cells (hSKP) between are cultivated at 90% confluency on 100 µg/mL collagen type I in base medium and sequentially exposed to hepatogenic factors. Base medium consists of Dulbecco’s Modified Eagle Medium + GLUTAMAX / F12 Nutrient supplement (3:1), supplemented with 7.33

Last updated on: 28-02-2022 - 11:01

Contact: Cannot be disclosed
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal