Co-culture

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Co-culture

describes a complex model system for the simultaneous cultivation of different cell types which mimics the interaction of the cell types in the natural environment (organs, body). A well-known example for this are lung models that consist of lung epithelial cells, macrophages, endothelial cells and further immunocompetent cells as these are present in the lung as well.

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Synonyms: Co-cultivation, Coculture

 

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