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Rapid Generation and Detection of Biomimetic Oxygen Concentration Gradients In Vitro

Show simple item record Khan, Daud H. Roberts, Steven A. Cressman, John Robert Agrawal, Nitin 2019-02-15T17:41:23Z 2019-02-15T17:41:23Z 2017-10
dc.description.abstract Hypoxic regions exist within most solid tumors and often lead to altered cellular metabolism, metastasis, and drug resistance. Reliable generation and detection of biomimetic gaseous gradients in vitro is challenging due to low spatiotemporal resolution and poor longevity of gradients utilizing microfluidic techniques. Here, we present a novel and simplistic approach for producing gradients of dissolved oxygen (DO) within a lab-on-a-chip platform. Linear and stable DO gradients with high spatial resolution are established by introducing pre-gassed media into the gradient generating network. An underlying platinum(ii) octaethlporphyrin ketone (PtOEPK) based sensor layer allows parallel detection of oxygen. A thin 3-sided glass coating on the inner channel walls prevents multi-directional diffusion of ambient oxygen across PDMS preserving the gradient resolution and stability. Viability analysis of normal mammary epithelial cells (MCF-12A) under oxygen gradients revealed 70% mortality after 6 hours of hypoxic exposure. Biological applicability of the platform was further validated by demonstrating increase in endoplasmic reticulum stress of MDA-MB-468 cells with time and with increasing oxygen tension. The unique ability to establish parallel or opposing gradients of gases and chemicals offers the potential for a wide range of applications in therapeutic development, and fundamental understanding of cellular behavior during hypoxia.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Scientific Reports en_US
dc.rights Attribution 3.0 United States *
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dc.title Rapid Generation and Detection of Biomimetic Oxygen Concentration Gradients In Vitro en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1038/s41598-017-13886-z

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