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Author Wang, Hong-Ju ♦ He, Wen-Qi ♦ Chen, Ling ♦ Liu, Wei-Wei ♦ Xu, Qian ♦ Xia, Ming-Yu ♦ Hayashi, Toshihiko ♦ Fujisaki, Hitomi ♦ Hattori, Shunji ♦ Tashiro, Shin-ichi ♦ Onodera, Satoshi ♦ Ikejima, Takashi
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES ♦ APOPTOSIS ♦ CELL CULTURES ♦ COLLAGEN ♦ GELS ♦ MORPHOLOGY ♦ PLASTICS ♦ SHAPE
Abstract Murine fibrosarcoma L929 cells have been used to test efficacy of proinflammatory cytokine TNFα. In the present study, we reported on protective effect of type I collagen gel used as L929 cell culture. L929 cell grew and proliferated well on collagen gel. However, the L929 cells exhibited cobblestone-like morphology which was much different from the spread fusiform shape when cultured on conventional cell dishes as well as the cells tended to aggregate. On conventional cell culture dishes, the cells treated with TNFα became round in shape and eventually died in a necroptotic manner. The cells cultured on collagen gel, however, were completely unaffected. TNFα treatment was reported to induce autophagy in L929 cells on the plastic dish, and therefore we investigated the effect of collagen gel on induction of autophagy. The results indicated that autophagy induced by TNFα treatment was much reduced when the cells were cultured on collagen gel. In conclusion, type I collagen gel protected L929 cell from TNFα-induced cell death. - Highlights: • Collagen gel culture changed the morphology of L929 cells. • L929 cell cultured on collagen gel were resistant to TNFα-induced cell death. • Collagen gel culture inhibited TNFα-induced autophagy in L929 cells.
ISSN 0006291X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-02-20
Publisher Place United States
Journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume Number 457
Issue Number 4


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