Importance du microenvironnement dans les modèles cérébraux in vitro pour le criblage phénotypique

Presentation in english Environ 90 % des candidats médicaments échouent aux essais cliniques, notamment en neurologie, faute d’efficacité. Cela met en évidence un manque de pertinence dans les modèles précliniques, y compris les modèles in vitro, qui ne prennent pas en compte le microenvironnement, composé par les cellules gliales et Read more…

Poster – (ECM 2022) Development of innovative hiPSC-based model including an innovative 3D modified hyaluronic acid hydroscaffold for phenotypic screening

We previously showed that human pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) provide a suitable model to studymetabolic diseases upon hepatocyte-like cell (HLC) differentiation. With a non-invasive approach, hiPSCs can be generated from urine samples of patients and HLCs have been used to model cholesterol metabolism regulation, by the study of LDLR- and Read more…

Feedback to the annual congress of the SCMC (Societe Cerveau et Maladies Cerebrovasculaires – Brain and cerebrovascular diseases Society)

Elodie Vandenhaute (our project director), Véronique De Conto (our project leader in in vitro pharmacology) and Natacha Perrin (our trainee in neurosciences) were present at the annual SCMC (Société Cerveau et Maladies Cérébrovasculaires – The French Brain and Cerebrovascular Diseases Society) congress, which took place on the 16th of June Read more…

Human liver organoids and disease models, it’s time to use a more realistic ECM

The current hiPSC-derived models are adapted to reproduce diseases of genetic origin in two dimensions and have allowed in recent years to model diseases by using hepatocyte-like-cells (HCL) such as: Alpha1-antitrypsin (A1AT) deficiency (Tafaleng et al., 2015) Familial transthyretin-related amyloidosis (ATTR) (Isono et al., 2014) Glycogen storage deficiency (Satoh et Read more…

Extracellular Matrix Modifications in Lung Cancer Initiation, Progression and Propagation

The Extracellular Matrix (ECM) is a major component of all the organs. This dynamic structure is involved not only in cell adhesion, but also in physiological processes, including cell differentiation, migration, and maturation, tissue homeostasis, biochemical signal retention and mediation, and growth factors’ retention. Moreover, the ECM can be abnormally Read more…