Isolation of five different primary cell types from a single sample of human skin

Sylwia Kabacik*, Donna Lowe, Howard Cohen, Sarah Felton, Joseph Spitzer, Ken Raj

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Abstract

We have developed a technique to isolate primary keratinocytes, melanocytes, fibroblasts, preadipocytes, and microvascular endothelial cells from an individual sample of human skin. The protocol describes step-by-step instructions for processing, cells isolation, and culture of neonatal foreskin, with adaptation for more demanding adult tissues. The availability of multiple isogenic cell types derived from individual skin samples offers the ability to investigate various areas of biology, in the context of cell-type specificity without potential confounding influence of inter-individual or genetic differences. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Holliman et al. (2017), Horvath et al. (2019), Horvath et al. (2018), Kabacik et al. (2018), Lowe et al. (2020), Lu et al. (2019), and Lu et al. (2018).

Original languageEnglish
Article number101378
JournalSTAR Protocols
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was partly funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Chemical and Radiation Threats and Hazards, a partnership between Public Health England and Imperial College London. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR, Public Health England, or the Department of Health and Social Care.

Funding Information:
This study was partly funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Chemical and Radiation Threats and Hazards, a partnership between Public Health England and Imperial College London. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR, Public Health England, or the Department of Health and Social Care. S.K. developed and optimized the protocol, adapted it to the adult tissues, and wrote the manuscript; D.L. developed and optimized the protocol and edited the manuscript; H.C. S.F. and J.S. provided skin tissue samples; K.R. initiated protocol development, acquired funding, and edited the manuscript. The authors declare no competing interests.

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Keywords

  • Cell Biology
  • Cell culture
  • Cell isolation
  • Clinical Protocol
  • Health Sciences

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