Prevention of LLC-PK(1) cell overgrowth in a bioartificial renal tubule device using a MEK inhibitor, U0126.

A common approach to construct a bioartificial renal tubule system is to utilize renal tubular cells seeded in porous polymer membrane hollow fibers. We have reported that overgrowth of renal tubular cells was not beneficial for the transport and reabsorption functions of bioartificial tubules. Therefore, long-term maintenance of a confluent monolayer of… (More)