Purification of hepatocytes and sinusoidal endothelial cells from mouse liver perfusion

Fatima Cabral, Colton M. Miller, Katrina M. Kudrna, Blake E. Hass, Jocelyn G. Daubendiek, Brianna M. Kellar, Edward N Harris

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Abstract

This protocol demonstrates a method for obtaining high yield and viability for mouse hepatocytes and sinusoidal endothelial cells (SECs) suitable for culturing or for obtaining cell lysates. In this protocol, the portal vein is used as the site for catheterization, rather than the vena cava, as this limits contamination of other possible cell types in the final liver preparation. No special instrumentation is required throughout the procedure. A water bath is used as a source of heat to maintain the temperature of all the buffers and solutions. A standard peristaltic pump is used to drive the fluid, and a refrigerated table-top centrifuge is required for the centrifugation procedures. The only limitation of this technique is the placement of the catheter within the portal vein, which is challenging on some of the mice in the 18 - 25 g size range. An advantage of this technique is that only one vein is utilized for the perfusion and the access to the vein is quick, which minimizes ischemia and reperfusion of the liver that reduces hepatic cell viability. Another advantage to this protocol is that it is easy to distinguish live from dead hepatocytes by eyesight due to the difference in cellular density during the centrifugation steps. Cells from this protocol may be used in cell culture for any downstream application as well as processed for any biochemical assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere56993
JournalJournal of Visualized Experiments
Volume2018
Issue number132
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 12 2018

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Endothelial cells
Liver
Purification
Hepatocytes
Endothelial Cells
Centrifugation
Perfusion
Portal Vein
Veins
Venae Cavae
Catheters
Centrifuges
Baths
Cell culture
Catheterization
Reperfusion
Cell Survival
Buffers
Contamination
Ischemia

Keywords

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell purification
  • Collagenase
  • Hepatocyte
  • Issue 132
  • Liver perfusion
  • Mouse liver
  • Murine liver
  • Sinusoidal endothelial cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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Cabral, F., Miller, C. M., Kudrna, K. M., Hass, B. E., Daubendiek, J. G., Kellar, B. M., & Harris, E. N. (2018). Purification of hepatocytes and sinusoidal endothelial cells from mouse liver perfusion. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2018(132), [e56993]. https://doi.org/10.3791/56993

Purification of hepatocytes and sinusoidal endothelial cells from mouse liver perfusion. / Cabral, Fatima; Miller, Colton M.; Kudrna, Katrina M.; Hass, Blake E.; Daubendiek, Jocelyn G.; Kellar, Brianna M.; Harris, Edward N.

In: Journal of Visualized Experiments, Vol. 2018, No. 132, e56993, 12.02.2018.

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Cabral, F, Miller, CM, Kudrna, KM, Hass, BE, Daubendiek, JG, Kellar, BM & Harris, EN 2018, 'Purification of hepatocytes and sinusoidal endothelial cells from mouse liver perfusion', Journal of Visualized Experiments, vol. 2018, no. 132, e56993. https://doi.org/10.3791/56993
Cabral F, Miller CM, Kudrna KM, Hass BE, Daubendiek JG, Kellar BM et al. Purification of hepatocytes and sinusoidal endothelial cells from mouse liver perfusion. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2018 Feb 12;2018(132). e56993. https://doi.org/10.3791/56993
Cabral, Fatima ; Miller, Colton M. ; Kudrna, Katrina M. ; Hass, Blake E. ; Daubendiek, Jocelyn G. ; Kellar, Brianna M. ; Harris, Edward N. / Purification of hepatocytes and sinusoidal endothelial cells from mouse liver perfusion. In: Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2018 ; Vol. 2018, No. 132.
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