Special Issue "Advantages of Three Dimensional (3D) Cell Cultures"
A special issue of Microarrays (ISSN 2076-3905).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2015)
In the last years progress has been made that the common technique where adherent cells grow in monolayers in two-dimensional (2D) cell culture has its limitations. When cultured in the long-term in 2D, the supply of nutrients is insufficient, the cell-cell and cell-material interactions are unphysiological and most of the cells will not stay viable. The upcoming three-dimensional (3D) cell culture models promise to overcome these disadvantages and should resemble more likely the in vivo situation of tissues or organs. Currently, many different 3D cell culture models using different cell types, conditions and materials are under investigation. All of them is common that they must improve their advantages for basic and applied research. Microarrays can be important tools to analyze the characteristic gene expression profiles of the 3D cell culture models, doing comparative studies, and to define the 3D culture effects. The special issue invites contributions to publish their results about gene expression profiling in different 3D cell culture models.
It will be of interest to the readers of this special issue to show, how 3D cell culture has influence on cell proliferation, cell differentiation, cell viability, general cell functionality, response to stimuli and in metabolism in comparison to highlight its advantages for basic and applied research.
Dr. Mohammad Reza Lornejad-Schafer
Dr. Christine Schäfer
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- gene expression
- three-dimensional (3D) cell culture
- two-dimensional (2D) cell culture
- in vitro model