Ex vivo perfusion-based engraftment of genetically engineered cell sensors into transplantable organs

Autoři: Ling-Yee Chin aff001;  Cailah Carroll aff001;  Siavash Raigani aff001;  Danielle M. Detelich aff001;  Shannon N. Tessier aff001;  Gregory R. Wojtkiewicz aff004;  Stephen P. Schmidt aff004;  Ralph Weissleder aff004;  Heidi Yeh aff001;  Korkut Uygun aff001;  Biju Parekkadan aff001
Působiště autorů: Center for Surgery, Innovation, and Bioengineering, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America aff001;  Shriners Hospitals for Children, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America aff002;  Center for Transplant Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America aff003;  Center for Systems Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America aff004;  Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America aff005;  Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America aff006
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(12)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225222


Cellular rejection of liver transplant allografts remains a concern despite immunosuppressant use. Existing transplant biomarkers are often not sensitive enough to detect acute or chronic rejection at an early enough stage to allow successful clinical intervention. We herein developed a cell-based sensor that can potentially be used for monitoring local events following liver transplantation. Utilizing a machine perfusion system as a platform to engraft the cells into a donor liver, we effectively established the biocompatibility of the biosensor cells and confirmed efficient delivery of cells distributed throughout the organ. This work proves an innovative concept of integrating synthetic reporter cells ex vivo into organs as a transplant-within-a-transplant during functional organ preservation with a vision to use cell biosensors as a broad way to monitor and treat tissue transplants.

Klíčová slova:

Biosensors – Fibroblasts – Genetic engineering – Liver – Liver transplantation – Organ transplantation – Secretion – Transplantation immunology


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