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The Organoid Reconstitution Assay (ORA) for the Functional Analysis of Intestinal Stem and Niche Cells
 

The Organoid Reconstitution Assay (ORA) for the Functional Analysis of Intestinal Stem and Niche Cells

Article doi: 10.3791/56329
November 20th, 2017

Summary November 20th, 2017

Intestinal organoid cultures are established from whole crypts and do not allow the analysis of self-renewal and differentiation in a cell-specific fashion. This protocol describes reconstitution of sorted stem (Lgr5+) and niche (Paneth) cells, which give rise to organoids while enabling their prior biochemical and genetic modification and functional analysis.

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