Organoid culture systems for prostate epithelial and cancer tissue Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Epithelial Cells
  • Organ Culture Techniques
  • Organoids
  • Prostate

abstract

  • This protocol describes a strategy for the generation of 3D prostate organoid cultures from healthy mouse and human prostate cells (either bulk or FACS-sorted single luminal and basal cells), metastatic prostate cancer lesions and circulating tumor cells. Organoids derived from healthy material contain the differentiated luminal and basal cell types, whereas organoids derived from prostate cancer tissue mimic the histology of the tumor. We explain how to establish these cultures in the fully defined serum-free conditioned medium that is required to sustain organoid growth. Starting with the plating of digested tissue material, full-grown organoids can usually be obtained in ∼2 weeks. The culture protocol we describe here is currently the only one that allows the growth of both the luminal and basal prostatic epithelial lineages, as well as the growth of advanced prostate cancers. Organoids established using this protocol can be used to study many different aspects of prostate biology, including homeostasis, tumorigenesis and drug discovery.

publication date

  • February 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4793718

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/nprot.2016.006

PubMed ID

  • 26797458

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 347

end page

  • 58

volume

  • 11

number

  • 2