Mimicking the tumor microenvironment in lab-on-a-chip devices için kapak resmi
Mimicking the tumor microenvironment in lab-on-a-chip devices
Bilgen, Müge, author.
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Breast cancer is one of the cancers with the highest incidence and mortality rates in women in the world. The leading cause of death for cancer patients is tumor metastasis. Cancer cells can extravasate the blood vessel, go through the distant organs and form the metastasis. Tumor microenvironment comprises of cancer and normal cells, extracellular matrix, soluble biological and chemical factors. Biochemical aspects of the interactions of cancer cells with the constituents of the microenvironment are widely studied whereas biophysical studies are at limited numbers. There is increasing evidence that extracellular matrix can change the mechanics and function of cancer and stroma cells. It has been observed that cancer cells show different responses to soft and stiff tissues they are in direct contact with than normal cells. New cell culture setups should be developed to better understand the interactions of cancer cells with their microenvironment. To develop a three dimensional (3D) in vitro model will allow the study of stiffness which is one of the mechanical features of extracellular matrix features first, 3D (dimensional) Controlled in vitro Microenvironments (CivMs) that mimic a blood vessel and its neighboring tissue in vivo will be fabricated using UV lithography. Monolayer which was formed by endothelial cells play a role in pathophysiological processes, so it shows a barrier role between both blood and tissues. To form a blood vessel bEnd.3 cell line was used. Collagen which is the most abundant protein in connective tissues were used to mimic extracellular matrix. pH value of collagen was changed and represented two different stiffness value. Here, the in vitro model we define as controlled in vitro microenvironments (CivM) is a lab-on-a-chip (LOC) application. In this microenvironment; MDA-MB-231 cells which are known to be invasive and MCF10A which is normal mammary epithelial cells were used as control. LOC devices were used to investigate cancer cell extravasation which is the prominent step of metastasis and extracellular matrix relation.
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Thesis (Master)--İzmir Institute of Technology: Biotechnology and Bioengineering

İzmir Institute of Technology: Biotechnology and Bioengineering--Thesis (Master).
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Tez T001989 RC280.B8 B59 2019

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