2 articles published in JoVE
Guided Protocol for Fecal Microbial Characterization by 16S rRNA-Amplicon Sequencing Ayelet Di Segni1, Tzipi Braun1, Marina BenShoshan1, Sarit Farage Barhom1, Efrat Glick Saar1, Karen Cesarkas1, James E. Squires2, Nathan Keller1,3, Yael Haberman1,4 1Sheba Medical Center, 2 This manuscript describes a detailed standardized protocol of high-throughput 16S rRNA-amplicon sequencing. The protocol introduces an integrated, uniformed, feasible, and inexpensive protocol starting from fecal sample collection through data analyses. This protocol enables analysis of large numbers of samples with rigorous standards and several controls.
Ex Vivo Culture of Primary Human Fallopian Tube Epithelial Cells Susan Fotheringham1,2, Keren Levanon1,2,3, Ronny Drapkin1,2,4 1Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 3Sheba Cancer Research Center, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, 4Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital The fallopian tube (FT) is emerging as an alternative site of origin for serous ovarian carcinoma (SOC). This protocol describes a novel method for the isolation and ex vivo culture of fallopian tube epithelial cells. This system recapitulates the in vivo epithelium and allows the study of SOC pathogenesis.