Long-term three-dimensional cell culture and anticancer drug activity evaluation in a microfluidic chip
PBN-AR
Instytucja
Wydział Chemiczny (Politechnika Warszawska)
Informacje podstawowe
Główny język publikacji
en
Czasopismo
Biosensors & Bioelectronics
ISSN
0956-5663
EISSN
Wydawca
DOI
URL
Rok publikacji
2013
Numer zeszytu
1
Strony od-do
68-74
Numer tomu
40
Identyfikator DOI
Liczba arkuszy
0.5
Słowa kluczowe
en
Anticancer drugs, Long-term cell culture, Microfluidics, Repeated doses, Three-dimensional cell culture, Tumor spheroid
Streszczenia
Język
en
Treść
In this work, we present a microfluidic array of microwells for long-term tumor spheroid cultivation and anticancer drug activity evaluation. The three-dimensional microfluidic system was obtained by double casting of poly(dimethylsiloxane). Spheroids of HT-29 human carcinoma cells were cultured in the microsystem for four weeks. After two weeks of the culture growth slowdown and stop were observed and high cell viability was determined within next two weeks. The characteristics of a homeostasis-like state were achieved. A cytostatic drug (5-fluorouracil) was introduced into the microsystem with different frequency (every day or every second day) and different concentrations. The geometry and construction of the microsystem enables flushing away of unaggregated (including dead) cells while viable spheroids remain inside microwells and decreasing spheroid diameter can be observed and measured as an indicator of decreasing cell viability. The results have shown differences in response of spheroids to different concentrations of 5-fluorouracil. It was also observed, that higher frequency of drug dosing resulted in more rapid spheroid diameter decrease. The presented microfluidic system is a solution for cell-based studies in an in vivo-like microfluidic environment. Moreover, observation of decreasing spheroid dimensions is a low-cost, label-free and easy-to-conduct mean of a quantitative determination of a 3D cellular model response to a applied drug. It is suitable for long-term observation of spheroid response, in a contrary to other viability assays requiring termination of a culture.
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System-identifier
WUT105156
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