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Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Chair in Cardiology



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author = {Mioulane, M and Foldes, G and Ali, NN and Schneider, MD and Harding, SE},
doi = {10.1007/s12265-012-9396-1},
journal = {Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research},
pages = {593--604},
title = {Development of high content imaging methods for cell death detection in human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes},
url = {},
volume = {5},
year = {2012}

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AB - Human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hPSC-CM) are being investigated as a new source of cardiac cells for drug safety assessment. We developed a novel scalable high content microscopy-based method for the detection of cell death in hPSC-CM that can serve for future predictive in vitro cardio-toxicological screens. Using rat neonatal ventricular cardiomyocytes (RVNC) or hPSC-CM, assays for nuclear remodelling, mitochondrial status, apoptosis and necrosis were designed using a combination of fluorescent dyes and antibodies on an automated microscopy platform. This allowed the observation of a chelerythrine-induced concentration-dependent apoptosis to necrosis switch and time-dependent progression of early apoptotic cells towards a necrotic-like phenotype. Susceptibility of hPSC-CM to chelerythrine-stimulated apoptosis varied with time after differentiation, but at most time points, hPSC-CM were more resistant than RVNC. This simple and scalable humanized high-content assay generates accurate cardiotoxicity profiles that can serve as a base for further assessment of cardioprotective strategies and drug safety.
AU - Mioulane,M
AU - Foldes,G
AU - Ali,NN
AU - Schneider,MD
AU - Harding,SE
DO - 10.1007/s12265-012-9396-1
EP - 604
PY - 2012///
SN - 1937-5387
SP - 593
TI - Development of high content imaging methods for cell death detection in human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes
T2 - Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
UR -
UR -
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VL - 5
ER -