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Special Issue "Advances in Human Cell Culture Techniques Towards more Physiological, Differentiated Tissues"
A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 65803
Special Issue Editors
Interests: 3D cell culture and pathogen interactions (fungi, HIV-1, SARS-CoV-2); lung model; mucosa; T zell zone model; innate immunity; dendritic cells; T cell polarization
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Interests: in vitro toxicology; renal physiology; phase I metabolism; induced pluripotent stem cells; kinetics; stress respobse pathways; Nrf2
Special Issue Information
Advanced human cell culture systems and techniques, including induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), microfluidics, 3D cultures and organoids, co-culture systems and multiorgan chips have gained increasing interest in disease modeling, drug discovery, and toxicity testing. Such systems promise more human-relevant information and improved predictive value in comparison to cancer cell cultures or experiments using animals.
In the past few years, tremendous efforts have been put into designing and developing sophisticated human cell culture models to more accurately illustrate the natural microenvironment. These complex systems often take into account important parameters found in the host, such as tissue architecture and composition, shear stress, or cell motility and communication as well as primary features of cells. The simultaneous consideration of multiple parameters within the advanced human cell cultures is facilitated by the development of novel high content screening techniques and single-cell analyses and is a rapidly emerging field of research often referred to as integrative biology.
While these techniques are proving to be extremely useful tools in understanding human biology, they also hold the potential to lead to a massive reduction in whole animal experimentation or indeed the phasing out of animal experimentation entirely for extrapolation to human scenarios.
Within this Special Issue of Cells, we will highlight the challenges and future directions of advanced human cell culture models and techniques and we would highly appreciate the submission of original articles, reviews, commentaries, short reports, or protocols in this exciting field of research. Cancerous cell lines are excluded from this Special Issue of Cells.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Doris Wilflingseder
Prof. Dr. Paul Jennings
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Cells is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Human cell modeling
- Stem cells
- Gene expression analyses in 3D
- Phenotypic analyses in 3D
- Drug screening
- Toxicity testing
- Optimization of human cell models
- Challenges of 3D models
- Animal replacement