We have implemented the use of 3D patient-derived tumor organoids, to study metabolic (dys)functions associated with tumor development and progression, including response to anticancer therapies. These sophisticated models allow to better integrate the influence of microenvironmental conditions in

Last updated on: 23-02-2024 - 16:20

Contact: Cyril Corbet
Organisation: Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
Adult intestinal stem cells are grown into closed 3D structures with protruding buds and a luminal compartment. These 3D structures are produced from the stem cells present in the base of crypts isolated from rectal mucosa samples that can be collected by suction or forceps biopsy. The crypts are

Last updated on: 22-02-2024 - 11:15

Contact: Anabela Ramalho
Organisation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
Drug-induced phospholipidosis (DIPL) is a metabolic disorder characterized by an excessive intracellular accumulation of phospholipids caused by cationic drugs. Hepatic cells derived from human skin are evaluated as an in vitro model to investigate DIPL and its mechanisms. Human skin stem cells

Last updated on: 20-02-2024 - 11:27

Contact: Cannot be disclosed
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Status: History of use
Adverse outcome pathway (AOP) networks are versatile tools in toxicology and risk assessment that capture and visualize mechanisms driving toxicity originating from various data sources. They share a common structure consisting of a set of molecular initiating events and key events, connected by key

Last updated on: 20-02-2024 - 09:27

Contact: Cannot be disclosed
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
Drug-induced intrahepatic cholestasis (DIC) is a main type of hepatic toxicity that is challenging to predict in early drug development stages. Preclinical animal studies often fail to detect DIC in humans. In vitro toxicogenomics assays using human liver cells have become a practical approach to

Last updated on: 15-02-2024 - 11:59

Contact: Cannot be disclosed
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Status: Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
The chick chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model is particularly attractive to study short-term xenografting of human ovarian tissue. Its angiogenic potential and natural immunodeficiency allow scrutiny of early follicle activation and loss and graft revascularization mechanisms. Chick embryo

Last updated on: 14-02-2024 - 17:24

Organisation: Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Status: Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
The application of liver organoids is very promising in the field of liver tissue engineering; however, it is still facing some limitations. One of the current major limitations is the matrix in which they are cultured. The mainly undefined and murine-originated tumor matrices derived from

Last updated on: 22-01-2024 - 17:28

Organisation: Ghent University (UGent)
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
The culture of primary human synoviocytes provides an excellent cellular model for studying the normal and pathological physiology of synoviocytes and the development of joint diseases. Human primary synoviocytes can either be provided by commercial suppliers or isolated from fresh biological

Last updated on: 17-01-2024 - 11:32

Contact: Julie Uerlings
Organisation: ARTIALIS
Status: History of use, Internally validated
Method to culture human epidermal keratinocytes and seed them for tissue reconstruction at the air-liquid interface over a polycarbonate porous membrane.

Last updated on: 19-12-2023 - 19:19

Contact: Yves Poumay
Organisation: Université de Namur (UNamur)
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal