A microfluidic array for quantitative analysis of human neural stem cell self-renewal and differentiation in three-dimensional hypoxic microenvironment

Kisuk Yang, Sewoon Han, Yoojin Shin, Eunkyung Ko, Jin Kim, Kook In Park, Seok Chung, Seung Woo Cho

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Abstract

We report a microfluidic array for investigating and quantitatively analyzing human neural stem cell (hNSC) self-renewal and differentiation in an invivo-like microenvironment. NSC niche conditions, including three-dimensional (3D) extracellular matrices and low oxygen tension, were effectively reconstituted in the microfluidic array in a combinatorial manner. The array device was fabricated to be detachable, rendering it compatible with quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction for quantifying the effects of the biomimetic conditions on hNSC self-renewal and differentiation. We show that throughput of 3D cell culture and quantitative analysis can be increased. We also show that 3D hypoxic microenvironments maintain hNSC self-renewal capacity and direct neuronal commitment during hNSC differentiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6607-6614
Number of pages8
JournalBiomaterials
Volume34
Issue number28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 1

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Microfluidics
Neural Stem Cells
Stem cells
Chemical analysis
Biomimetics
Polymerase chain reaction
Cell culture
Extracellular Matrix
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Cell Differentiation
Cell Culture Techniques
Throughput
Oxygen
Equipment and Supplies
Cell Self Renewal

Keywords

  • Differentiation
  • Hypoxia
  • Microfluidic array
  • Neural stem cells
  • Self-renewal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Bioengineering
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Biophysics

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A microfluidic array for quantitative analysis of human neural stem cell self-renewal and differentiation in three-dimensional hypoxic microenvironment. / Yang, Kisuk; Han, Sewoon; Shin, Yoojin; Ko, Eunkyung; Kim, Jin; Park, Kook In; Chung, Seok; Cho, Seung Woo.

In: Biomaterials, Vol. 34, No. 28, 01.09.2013, p. 6607-6614.

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Yang, Kisuk ; Han, Sewoon ; Shin, Yoojin ; Ko, Eunkyung ; Kim, Jin ; Park, Kook In ; Chung, Seok ; Cho, Seung Woo. / A microfluidic array for quantitative analysis of human neural stem cell self-renewal and differentiation in three-dimensional hypoxic microenvironment. In: Biomaterials. 2013 ; Vol. 34, No. 28. pp. 6607-6614.
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