Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/601302
Title: Optimization of human corneal endothelial cells for culture: The removal of corneal stromal fibroblast contamination using magnetic cell separation
Authors: Peh, G.S.L.
Lee, M.-X.
Wu, F.-Y.
Toh, K.-P.
Balehosur, D.
Mehta, J.S. 
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Peh, G.S.L., Lee, M.-X., Wu, F.-Y., Toh, K.-P., Balehosur, D., Mehta, J.S. (2012). Optimization of human corneal endothelial cells for culture: The removal of corneal stromal fibroblast contamination using magnetic cell separation. International Journal of Biomaterials : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/601302
Abstract: The culture of human corneal endothelial cells (CECs) is critical for the development of suitable graft alternative on biodegradable material, specifically for endothelial keratoplasty, which can potentially alleviate the global shortage of transplant-grade donor corneas available. However, the propagation of slow proliferative CECs in vitro can be hindered by rapid growing stromal corneal fibroblasts (CSFs) that may be coisolated in some cases. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a strategy using magnetic cell separation (MACS) technique to deplete the contaminating CSFs from CEC cultures using antifibroblast magnetic microbeads. Separated labeled and flow-through cell fractions were collected separately, cultured, and morphologically assessed. Cells from the flow-through fraction displayed compact polygonal morphology and expressed Na+/K+ATPase indicative of corneal endothelial cells, whilst cells from the labeled fraction were mostly elongated and fibroblastic. A separation efficacy of 96.88 was observed. Hence, MACS technique can be useful in the depletion of contaminating CSFs from within a culture of CECs. © 2012 Gary S. L. Peh et al.
Source Title: International Journal of Biomaterials
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/110200
ISSN: 16878787
DOI: 10.1155/2012/601302
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