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Title: Vitrification of encapsulated hepatocytes with reduced cooling/warming rates
Authors: Kuleshova, L.L.
Wang, X.W.
Wu, Y.N. 
Zhou, Y.
Yu, H. 
Keywords: Cryopreservation
Double straw
Encapsulated hepatocytes
Ethylene glycol
Issue Date: Jul-2004
Citation: Kuleshova, L.L.,Wang, X.W.,Wu, Y.N.,Zhou, Y.,Yu, H. (2004-07). Vitrification of encapsulated hepatocytes with reduced cooling/warming rates. Cryo-Letters 25 (4) : 241-254. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We have used microencapsulated hepatocytes as model to develop a method of vitreous cryopreservation of large quantities of cell-containing constructs. The method included a pre-equilibration procedure in which the amount of penetrating cryoprotectant was gradually increased by 15% in each step. The optimal vitrification solution consists of 40% ethylene glycol and 0.6M sucrose. The concentration of 1M sucrose used for the first dilution solution with subsequent decrease of sucrose concentration to 0.7 M sucrose and by 0.2-0.15M for each subsequent step. This sucrose dilution procedure had no adverse effect on cell functions. Three cooling rates (400°C/min and above) and three warming rates (650°C/min and above), in combination with the proposed vitrification solution, were equally effective. The optimization of the procedure and solutions allow microencapsulated hepatocytes to be preserved with almost 100% retention of cell functions and no detectable damage to the fragile microcapsules. The de-linking of the cooling/warming rates with the effectiveness of vitrification potentially paves the way for large scale cryopreservation of complex tissue engineered constructs.
Source Title: Cryo-Letters
ISSN: 01432044
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