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Influence of hypothermic conditions on primary porcine hepatocyte-entrapped hollow fiber bioreactors

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5070 279 2006 10 PDF Available
Title
Influence of hypothermic conditions on primary porcine hepatocyte-entrapped hollow fiber bioreactors
Abstract

Transportation of bioartificial liver (BAL) device with viable cells and higher metabolic functions are necessary. The aim of this study is to evaluate hypothermic (4 °C) influence on the performance of hepatocyte-entrapped hollow fiber bioreactors, as well as the effects on cell function with or without medium supplement. Oxygen consumptions were stable at average of 15–25 mmHg per cartridge during 8 h normothermic incubation after cold-perfusion and cold-non-perfusion. All groups showed increase in glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level. Urea production and albumin synthesis were only slightly higher in cold-perfusion groups than that of the cold-non-perfusion groups and the control. There were no significant differences in the metabolic functions of bioreactors between each study groups during normothermic operation. Our study suggests that the use of a preliminary cold-storage step prior to normal culture condition or clinical therapy can prolong the transportation time without changing various functions of the BAL device.

Keywords
Porcine hepatocytes; Cold storage; Hypothermic; Bioartificial liver
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Influence of hypothermic conditions on primary porcine hepatocyte-entrapped hollow fiber bioreactors
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biochemical Engineering Journal - Volume 29, Issues 1–2, 1 April 2006, Pages 139–148
Authors
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Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering