Preparation of primary hepatocyte cultures from pig, chicken and rat. Characterization of the cultures by immunohistochemistry and ELISA, determination of the ratio of Kupffer cells. Establishment of novel in vitro models for inflammatory and metabolic studies: preparation of co-cultures comprised of hepatocytes and Kupffer cells, improvement of gut-liver co-culture models. Cooperation with the Micromol GmbH-val (Karlsruhe, Germany), Dr. Wolfgang Rudy and Dagmara Schulte.
Staff: Dr. Gábor Mátis, Dr. Zsuzsanna Neogrády