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The use of primary hepatocytes is now well established for both studies of drug metabolism and enzyme induction. Cryopreservation of primary hepatocytes decreases the need for fresh liver tissue. This is especially important for research with human hepatocytes because availability of human liver tissue is limited. In this review, we summarize our research(More)
The use of hepatocyte cultures is well established for the study of drug-drug interactions. However, the major hindrance for the use of human hepatocyte cultures is that human hepatocytes are only occasionally available. This problem could be overcome by cryopreservation. Although cryopreserved hepatocytes have been recommended for short term applications(More)
The phase I and phase II drug-metabolizing capacity of freshly isolated and cryopreserved parenchymal cells (PC) from human, rat, and mouse liver held in suspension at 37 degrees C for up to 120 min after thawing was compared. Although 7-ethoxycoumarin-O-deethylase activity was strongly reduced in freshly isolated as well as in cryopreserved PC from human,(More)
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