Title: A comparative study of five physiological key parameters between four different human trophoblast-derived cell lines
Language: English
Authors: Rothbauer, Mario 
Patel, Nilaykumar 
Gondola, Hajnalka 
Siwetz, Monika 
Huppertz, Berthold 
Ertl, Peter
Category: Research Article
Issue Date: 2017
Journal: Scientific Reports
ISSN: 2045-2322
The human placenta plays a crucial role as the interface between mother and fetus. It represents a unique tissue that undergoes morphological as well as functional changes on the cellular and tissue level throughout pregnancy. To better understand how the placenta works, a variety of techniques has been developed to re-create this complex physiological barrier in vitro. However, due to the low availability of freshly isolated primary cells, choriocarcinoma cell lines remain the usual suspects as in vitro models for placental research. Here, we present a comparative study on the functional aspects of the choriocarcinoma cell lines BeWo, JAR and Jeg-3, as well as the first trimester trophoblast cell line ACH-3P as placental in vitro barrier models for endocrine and transport studies. Functional assays including tight junction immunostaining, sodium fluorescein retardation, trans epithelial resistance, glucose transport, hormone secretion as well as size-dependent polystyrene nanoparticle transport were performed using the four cell types to evaluate key functional parameters of each cell line to act a relevant in vitro placental barrier model.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-06364-z
Library ID: AC15335639
URN: urn:nbn:at:at-ubtuw:3-5406
Organisation: E163 - Institut für Angewandte Synthesechemie 
Publication Type: Article
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