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The Design of a Heterocellular 3D Architecture and its Application to Monitoring the Behavior of Cancer Cells in Response to the Spatial Distribution of Endothelial Cells

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  • Wonjae Lee,

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    1. Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 USA Stanford, CA, USA
    2. Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    • Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 USA Stanford, CA, USA.

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  • Jon Park

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    1. Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 USA Stanford, CA, USA
    2. Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    • Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 USA Stanford, CA, USA.

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Abstract

The spatial cell distribution is one of the critical features for governing cellular interactions and their consequent behaviors. Here we suggest a novel method of building a hierarchical cellular structure by stacking cellattached microplate structures with specific configurations within hydrogel layers. This method is applied to the reconstruction of the 3D architecture of a liver lobule and the development of an experimental model of the various phases of cancer angiogenesis.

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