Decellularized hASCs-derived matrices as biomaterials for 3D in vitro approaches

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TitleDecellularized hASCs-derived matrices as biomaterials for 3D in vitro approaches
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsMaia F. R., Reis R. L., and Oliveira J. M.
EditorsCaballero D., Reis R. L., and Kundu S. C.
Abstract Text

Tissue regeneration strategies have been greatly evolving in the last years due to the use of more realistic approaches. These approaches rely in the use of biomaterials for the development of three dimensional (3D) structures that emulate the in vivo microenvironment of different tissues. Recently, extracellular matrices (ECM) secreted by cells have been caught a great deal of attention as an attractive biomaterial for the development 3D structures. In fact, different cells and/or different cellular culture conditions gave rise to different ECM's compositions, which can be used for the development of more physiologically relevant 3D structures. Nevertheless, the recovery of cell-derived ECM requires the use of a proper decellularization protocol. Herein, we report a decellularization protocol to recover the ECM produced by human adipose derived stem cells. This protocol comprises multiple steps (chemical, physical or enzymatic) which are described here in more detail. Furthermore, it is describe the methods that have been used to evaluate the effectiveness of this decellularization protocol. Overall, this protocol enables the production of hASCs-derived matrices that can be further used for the production of more physiologically relevant 3D in vitro models for tissue regeneration strategies.

Book TitleMethods in Cell Biology - Cell-derived Matrices Part B
ISBN 0091-679X
KeywordsCell-derived matrices, Decellularization, Extracellular matrix, Natural biomaterials, regenerative medicine
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