Standardized Protocol for the Preparation of Precision-Cut Kidney Slices: A Translational Model of Renal Fibrosis

Michael Schou Jensen, Camilla Merrild, Rikke Nørregaard, Peter Olinga*, Henricus A.M. Mutsaers

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Renal fibrosis is a hallmark of progressive renal diseases. To date, there is a lack of effective therapeutics for the treatment of renal fibrosis, in part due to the scarcity of clinically relevant translational disease models. Since the early 1920s, hand-cut tissue slices have been used as a means to better understand organ (patho)physiology in a variety of scientific fields. From that time, the equipment and methodology for the preparation of tissue slices has continuously improved, thereby expanding the applicability of the model. Nowadays, precision-cut kidney slices (PCKS) have been demonstrated to be an extremely valuable translation model for renal (patho)physiology, bridging the gap between preclinical and clinical research. A key feature of PCKS is that the slices contain all cell types and acellular components of the whole organ in the original configuration while preserving cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. In this chapter, we describe how to prepare PCKS and how the model can be implemented in fibrosis research.

Originele taal-2English
TitelMethods in Molecular Biology
RedacteurenTim D. Hewitson, Nigel D. Toussaint, Edward R. Smith
UitgeverijHumana Press
Aantal pagina's12
ISBN van elektronische versie978-1-0716-3179-9
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-0716-3178-2
StatusPublished - 2023

Publicatie series

NaamMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN van geprinte versie1064-3745
ISSN van elektronische versie1940-6029

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