Journal Article Efficient Adhesion Culture of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Using Laminin Fragments in an Uncoated Manner

Miyazaki, Takamichi  ,  Isobe, Takehisa  ,  Nakatsuji, Norio  ,  Suemori, Hirofumi

72017-01-30 , Springer Nature
ヒト多能性幹細胞の拡大培養法の簡便かつ低コスト化に成功 : 培養基質のコーティングを必要としない培養法を開発. 京都大学プレスリリース. 2017-01-31.
We describe highly effective adhesion culture of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) using laminin fragments without precoating. Culture substrates have been generally thought to exert a cell adhesion effect when they are precoated onto culture vessels. However, simple addition of laminin fragments to a cell suspension during passaging accelerated the adhesion of single dissociated hPSCs onto culture vessels that were not precoated with any culture substrate. Interestingly, similar to conventional precoating, the uncoated addition of laminin fragments supported robust adhesion of single hPSCs and maximum adhesion at a much lower concentration compared with precoating. Similar to precoating laminin fragments, hPSCs seeded with uncoated laminin fragments grew well without cell detachment and maintained pluripotency after continuous subculture. We tested other culture substrates, including full-length laminin and vitronectin, to support hPSC adhesion in the uncoated manner, but only laminin fragments had the potential for application in the uncoated manner. This cost-effective and time-efficient method may contribute to expansion of culture of hPSCs and accelerate the development of regenerative medicine using hPSCs.

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