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Faculty Publications - Biomedical, Mechanical, and Civil Engineering

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Progressive Hypoxia-On-A-Chip: An In Vitro Oxygen Gradient Model For Capturing The Effects Of Hypoxia On Primary Hepatocytes In Health And Disease, Young Bok Abraham Kang, Jinsu Eo, Beyza Bulutoglu, Martin L. Yarmush, O. Berk Usta Jan 2019

Progressive Hypoxia-On-A-Chip: An In Vitro Oxygen Gradient Model For Capturing The Effects Of Hypoxia On Primary Hepatocytes In Health And Disease, Young Bok Abraham Kang, Jinsu Eo, Beyza Bulutoglu, Martin L. Yarmush, O. Berk Usta

Faculty Publications - Biomedical, Mechanical, and Civil Engineering

Oxygen is vital to the function of all tissues including the liver and lack of oxygen, that is, hypoxia can result in both acute and chronic injuries to the liver in vivo and ex vivo. Furthermore, a permanent oxygen gradient is naturally present along the liver sinusoid, which plays a role in the metabolic zonation and the pathophysiology of liver diseases. Accordingly, here, we introduce an in vitro microfluidic platform capable of actively creating a series of oxygen concentrations on a single continuous microtissue, ranging from normoxia to severe hypoxia. This range approximately captures both the physiologically relevant oxygen gradient ...