Induction of reduced endothelial permeability to horseradish peroxidase by factor(s) of human astrocytes and bladder carcinoma cells: detection in multi-well plate culture.

Endothelial permeability to horseradish peroxidase (HRP) was assayed in multi-well plate culture. Confluent cobblestone-monolayers of endothelial cells were incubated with HRP, and the amounts of HRP that permeated the monolayer and reached the bottom substrate were estimated by extraction of HRP with deoxycholate and following addition of chromogenic substrate of HRP into the extracts. Using this in situ assay method, we detected the reduced permeability to HRP in aortic and brain microvascular endothelial cells after 4-5 days culture with conditioned media of human astrocytes or bladder carcinoma cells. Preliminary characterization of the active factors(s) released from these cells was performed. This method will be useful for monitoring impermeable endothelial cell monolayers and identifying the active factor(s).
AuthorsH Fukushima, M Iwasaki, O Yosie, H Igarashi
JournalMethods in cell science : an official journal of the Society for In Vitro Biology (Methods Cell Sci) Vol. 23 Issue 4 Pg. 211-9 ( 2001) ISSN: 1381-5741 [Print] Netherlands
PMID12486332 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Culture Media, Conditioned
  • Cytokines
  • Proteins
  • Horseradish Peroxidase
  • Astrocytes (metabolism, secretion)
  • Biological Assay (instrumentation, methods)
  • Blood-Brain Barrier (drug effects, physiology)
  • Carcinoma (metabolism)
  • Cell Culture Techniques (instrumentation, methods)
  • Cells, Cultured
  • Colorimetry (instrumentation, methods)
  • Culture Media, Conditioned (pharmacology)
  • Cytokines (metabolism, pharmacology)
  • Endothelium, Vascular (cytology, drug effects, metabolism)
  • Horseradish Peroxidase (pharmacology)
  • Humans
  • Molecular Weight
  • Proteins (chemistry, secretion)
  • Tumor Cells, Cultured (metabolism, secretion)
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms (metabolism)

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