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In vitro research
In vitro (Latin: within glass) refers to studies in experimental biology that are conducted using components of an organism that have been isolated from their usual biological context in order to permit a more detailed or more convenient analysis than can be done with whole organisms. In contrast, the term in vivo refers to work that is conducted with living organisms in their normal, intact state, while ex vivo refers to studies on functional organs that have been removed from the intact organism.
Planned future in vitro research will include:
- Effect of natural inducers of hormesis (hormetins) on heat shock proteins, molecular chaperones, and protein folding in the endoplasmic reticulum.
- Effects of foods chosen by lectin content on intestinal permeability using in vitro cell culture (Caco-2) and agent-based modeling.