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Murine epithelial cells: Isolation and culture

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Michael Gray, Professor Barry Argent


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We describe an air-liquid interface primary culture method for murine tracheal epithelial cells on semi-permeable membranes, forming polarized epithelia with a high transepithelial resistance, differentiation to ciliated and secretory cells, and physiologically appropriate expression of key genes and ion channels. We also describe the isolation of primary murine nasal epithelial cells for patch-clamp analysis, generating polarised cells with physiologically appropriate distribution and ion channel expression. These methods enable more physiologically relevant analysis of murine airway epithelial cells in vitro and ex vivo, better utilisation of transgenic mouse models of human pulmonary diseases, and have been approved by the European Working Group on CFTR expression. © 2004 European Cystic Fibrosis Society. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Davidson DJ, Gray MA, Kilanowski FM, Tarran R, Randell SH, Sheppard DN, Argent BE, Dorin JR

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis

Year: 2004

Volume: 3

Issue: 2

Pages: 59-62

ISSN (print): 1569-1993

ISSN (electronic): 1873-5010

Publisher: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/j.jcf.2004.05.013

PubMed id: 15463928


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