By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- New research on Nanoparticles is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from Goiania, Brazil, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Human embryonic stem (hES) cells are useful tools for regenerative medicine. Maintaining hES cells for research and clinical purposes remains a challenge."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Federal University, "The hES cells have typically been grown on a mouse or human cell feeder layer, but these methods harbor potential health problems for the recipient. A culture system using magnetic field and iron oxide nanoparticles were previously demonstrated to sustain mouse embryonic stem cells in vitro. Now, by using the BG01v/hOG cell line, we could assess the effect of this culture system on the stemness of an embryonic stem cell of human origin. Using a variant hES cell line, BG01V/hOG, expressing an emerald green fluorescent protein (EmGFP), we grown these cells in the presence of serum-free medium supplemented with magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with citrate. The cells were positioned over a circular magnet (4000 Gauss) and monitored daily by fluorescence microscopy. We discovered that hES cells can proliferate when labeled with magnetic nanoparticles and in the presence of a magnetic field without losing pluripotency."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "These results establish an alternative method for maintaining hES cells which would minimize health concerns as well as label cells for subsequent clinical tracking."
For more information on this research see: Feeder-free culture of human embryonic stem cell line BG01V/hOG using magnetic field-magnetic nanoparticles system. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 2013;67(1):17-21. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505810)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E.R. Freitas, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences Institute, Federal University of Goias, Goiania, Goias, Brazil. Additional authors for this research include R.L. Santos, E.C. Lima and L.A Guillo (see also Nanoparticles).
Keywords for this news article include: Brazil, Goiania, South America, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies.
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