Identification of multipotent luminal progenitor cells in human prostate organoid cultures Journal Article


Authors: Karthaus, W. R.; Iaquinta, P. J.; Drost, J.; Gracanin, A.; Van Boxtel, R.; Wongvipat, J.; Dowling, C. M.; Gao, D.; Begthel, H.; Sachs, N.; Vries, R. G. J.; Cuppen, E.; Chen, Y.; Sawyers, C. L.; Clevers, H. C.
Article Title: Identification of multipotent luminal progenitor cells in human prostate organoid cultures
Abstract: The prostate gland consists of basal and luminal cells arranged as pseudostratified epithelium. In tissue recombination models, only basal cells reconstitute a complete prostate gland, yet murine lineage-tracing experiments show that luminal cells generate basal cells. It has remained challenging to address the molecular details of these transitions and whether they apply to humans, due to the lack of culture conditions that recapitulate prostate gland architecture. Here, we describe a 3D culture system that supports long-term expansion of primary mouse and human prostate organoids, composed of fully differentiated CK5+ basal and CK8+ luminal cells. Organoids are genetically stable, reconstitute prostate glands in recombination assays, and can be experimentally manipulated. Single human luminal and basal cells give rise to organoids, yet luminal-cell-derived organoids more closely resemble prostate glands. These data support a luminal multilineage progenitor cell model for prostate tissue and establish a robust, scalable system for mechanistic studies.
Keywords: human cell; nonhuman; animal tissue; stem cell; basal cell; prostate; cell culture; cytoplasm; human; male; article
Journal Title: Cell
Volume: 159
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0092-8674
Publisher: Cell Press  
Date Published: 2014-09-25
Start Page: 163
End Page: 175
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.08.017
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 25201529
PMCID: PMC4772677
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Notes: Export Date: 3 November 2014 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Charles L Sawyers
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  2. Yu Chen
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  3. Dong Gao
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