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Volume 333, 2021The 18th Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress (APCChE 2019)
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|Published online||08 January 2021|
Generation of Gene-Engineered Human Hepatoma Cells with Heat-Inducible Liver Functions
Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
2 Graduate School of Systems Life Sciences, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
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Hepatoma cells derived from liver carcinoma are a candidate cell source for bioartificial liver (BAL) systems due to their high proliferative capacity, although liver function of hepatoma cells is considerably low compared with primary hepatocytes. In our previous study, genetically engineered mouse hepatoma cells with inducible high liver function were established by transducing liver-enriched transcription factor (LETF) genes. In this study, we aimed to develop new gene-engineered human hepatoma cells, in which high liver functions are inducible by heat treatment. For this purpose, we constructed a gene expression system for eight LETF genes under control of tetracycline-dependent transactivator (tTA), and the system was introduced into the genome of HepG2-HSP cells, in which a tTA expression system induced by a heat-shock protein promoter with transcriptional amplification was introduced into HepG2 cells. Thus, the heat-inducible tTA promotes LETF genes to induce liver function. Upon the heat treatment of the cells (HepG2-HSP/8F) at 43°C for 30 min, liver functions such as albumin secretion and cytochrome P450 were significantly enhanced. The cells with heat-inducible liver function can be used as a new cell source for various hepatic studies including construction of BAL systems.
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