3 articles published in JoVE
Generation of Human 3D Lung Tissue Cultures (3D-LTCs) for Disease Modeling Michael Gerckens1,2,3, Hani N. Alsafadi4,5,6, Darcy E. Wagner4,5,6, Michael Lindner2,7, Gerald Burgstaller*1,2,3, Melanie Königshoff*1,2,3,8 1Comprehensive Pneumology Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, 2German Center of Lung Research (DZL), 3Translational Lung Research and CPC-M bioArchive, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Comprehensive Pneumology Center Munich DZL/CPC-M, 4Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lung Bioengineering and Regeneration, Lund University, 5Wallenberg Center for Molecular Medicine, Lund University, 6Stem Cell Centre, Lund University, 7Asklepios Fachkliniken Munich-Gauting, 8Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Here, we present a protocol for the preparation of agarose-filled human precision-cut lung slices from resected patient tissue that are suitable for generating 3D lung tissue cultures to model human lung diseases in biological and biomedical studies.
Partial Lobular Hepatectomy: A Surgical Model for Morphologic Liver Regeneration Jonathan M. Tsai1,2, Irving L Weissman1,2, Yuval Rinkevich3,4 1Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2Department of Developmental Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 3Comprehensive Pneumology Center, Institute of Lung Biology and Disease, Helmholtz Zentrum München, 4German Center for Lung Research (DZL) Here, we present a new method for partial resection of the left hepatic lobe in neonatal (day 0) mice. This new protocol is suitable for studying acute liver injury and injury response in the neonatal setting.
Legionella pneumophila Outer Membrane Vesicles: Isolation and Analysis of Their Pro-inflammatory Potential on Macrophages Anna Lena Jung1, Kerstin Hoffmann1, Christina E. Herkt1, Christine Schulz1, Wilhelm Bertrams1, Bernd Schmeck1,2,3 1Institute for Lung Research, Universities of Giessen and Marburg Lung Center, Philipps-University Marburg, 2German Center for Lung Research, 3Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University Medical Center Giessen and Marburg Here, we describe the purification of Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila) outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) from liquid cultures. These purified vesicles are then used for the treatment of macrophages to analyze their pro-inflammatory potential.