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|Title:||Novel hepatocyte encapsulation enhances cellular functions||Authors:||Chia, Ser-Mien
Leong, Kam W.
|Issue Date:||1999||Citation:||Chia, Ser-Mien,Li, Jun,Xu, Xi,Gao, Shujun,Leong, Kam W.,Yu, Hanry (1999). Novel hepatocyte encapsulation enhances cellular functions. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings 2 : 722-. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.||Abstract:||We have synthesized a HEMA, MMA & MAA terpolymer to complex with modified collagen for encapsulation of rat hepatocytes. The encapsulated hepatocytes exhibited high level of functions in culture comparable to those of hepatocyte spheroids. The collagen that lined the inner layer of the capsule provided a compatible substrate for hepatocyte culture, and the outer terpolymer shell determined permeability, which was optimized for transport of 60kDa but not 150kDa molecules. Beside shorter processing time than spheroid formation, the encapsulation may offer other advantages important in designing a bioartificial liver-assisted device.||Source Title:||Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/112820||ISBN:||0780356756||ISSN:||05891019|
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