Podocyte culture: tricks of the trade

Lan Ni, Moin Saleem, Peter W Mathieson

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Abstract

Podocytes (glomerular epithelial cells) lie on the urinary aspect of the glomerular capillary and play a key role in the selective filter that underlies kidney function. They are injured in various forms of renal disease: the extents of this injury and its reversibility have major implications for treatment and prognosis. Until recently, podocytes were difficult to study in vitro because of a previous lack of techniques for obtaining differentiated cells in quantities adequate for research. In recent years, this problem has been solved for rodent and human podocytes and there has been an explosion of research using cultured cells. These authors have led the development and characterization of human podocyte cell lines and in this article describe the methods that have allowed them to do this.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-31
Number of pages7
JournalNephrology
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Cell Culture Techniques
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Cell Line
  • Cell Proliferation
  • Cell Separation
  • Coculture Techniques
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Phenotype
  • Podocytes
  • Rats
  • Journal Article
  • Review

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