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Three-dimensional cell culture

MacQueen, Hilary; Loughlin, Jane and Daya, Sandeep (2007). Three-dimensional cell culture. The Open University, PCT/GB2007/050161.

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The present invention relates to a three-dimensional cell culture system for culturing adipocytes. The invention also relates to methods for culturing adipocytes and for obtaining adipocytes from preadipocytes in cell culture. Aspects of the invention further relate to methods for evaluating interactions between adipocytes and other cell types, and for evaluating responses of adipocytes to environmental stimuli. This enables a greater understanding of the mechanisms involved in cell and tissue interactions and has implications in the fields of obesity, diabetes, inflammation and related diseases.

Item Type: Patent
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetThe Open University
Not SetNot SetBBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council)
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Item ID: 18576
Depositing User: Hilary MacQueen
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2009 08:41
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2016 16:11
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