A major feature of epithelial and endothelial cells is the creation of biological barriers able to protect the body against stressors that could compromise homeostasis. The ability to characterize biological barriers in vitro is an important study tool especially used for the intestinal barrier, the blood-brain barrier, and the lung barrier. The strength and integrity of biological barriers may be assessed by the measurement of the transepithelial/transendothelial electrical resistance (TEER) that reflects the ionic conductance of the paracellular pathway. The TEER measurement is a quantitative, non-invasive, highly useful, and representative method that must be strictly standardized. Here we describe a quantitative protocol to assess the mammary epithelial barrier integrity by combining the TEER measurement with a test for studying the passage of the sodium fluorescein, that is, a hydrophilic paracellular marker. Being the swine species an excellent translational model, primary cultures of mammary epithelial cells, isolated from hybrid pig tissue collected at slaughterhouse, are used.

Evaluation of the Epithelial Barrier Integrity in Primary Cultures of Pig Mammary Epithelial Cells / Bernardini C.; La Mantia D.; Forni M.. - ELETTRONICO. - 2749:(2024), pp. 151-164. [10.1007/978-1-0716-3609-1_14]

Evaluation of the Epithelial Barrier Integrity in Primary Cultures of Pig Mammary Epithelial Cells

La Mantia D.
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2024

Abstract

A major feature of epithelial and endothelial cells is the creation of biological barriers able to protect the body against stressors that could compromise homeostasis. The ability to characterize biological barriers in vitro is an important study tool especially used for the intestinal barrier, the blood-brain barrier, and the lung barrier. The strength and integrity of biological barriers may be assessed by the measurement of the transepithelial/transendothelial electrical resistance (TEER) that reflects the ionic conductance of the paracellular pathway. The TEER measurement is a quantitative, non-invasive, highly useful, and representative method that must be strictly standardized. Here we describe a quantitative protocol to assess the mammary epithelial barrier integrity by combining the TEER measurement with a test for studying the passage of the sodium fluorescein, that is, a hydrophilic paracellular marker. Being the swine species an excellent translational model, primary cultures of mammary epithelial cells, isolated from hybrid pig tissue collected at slaughterhouse, are used.
2024
Epithelial Cell Culture
151
164
Evaluation of the Epithelial Barrier Integrity in Primary Cultures of Pig Mammary Epithelial Cells / Bernardini C.; La Mantia D.; Forni M.. - ELETTRONICO. - 2749:(2024), pp. 151-164. [10.1007/978-1-0716-3609-1_14]
Bernardini C.; La Mantia D.; Forni M.
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