2 articles published in JoVE
Dorsal Root Ganglia Neurons and Differentiated Adipose-derived Stem Cells: An In Vitro Co-culture Model to Study Peripheral Nerve Regeneration Alba C. de Luca1, Alessandro Faroni2, Adam J. Reid2,3 1Centre for Neuroprosthesis, EPFL | STI | IMT/IBI | LSBI, 2Blond McIndoe Research Laboratories, Institute of Inflammation & Repair, The University of Manchester, 3University Hospital of South Manchester Dorsal root ganglia (DRG) are structures containing the sensory neurons of the peripheral nervous system. When dissociated, they can be co-cultured with SC-like adipose-derived stem cells (ASC), providing a valuable model to study in vitro nerve regeneration and myelination, mimicking the in vivo environment at the injury site.
An Isolated Working Heart System for Large Animal Models Matthew A. Schechter1, Kevin W. Southerland1, Bryan J. Feger1, Dean Linder Jr.1, Ayyaz A. Ali2, Linda Njoroge1, Carmelo A. Milano1, Dawn E. Bowles1 1Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 2Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of South Manchester Most studies involving the Langendorff apparatus use small animal models due to the increased complexity of systems for larger mammals. We describe a Langendorff system for large animal models that allows for use across a range of species, including humans, and relatively easy data acquisition.