Induced organoids derived from patients with ulcerative colitis recapitulate colitic reactivity.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis (UC), a major type of inflammatory bowel disease, remains unknown. No model exists that adequately recapitulates the complexity of clinical UC. Here, we take advantage of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to develop an induced human UC-derived organoid (iHUCO) model and compared it with the induced human normal organoid model (iHNO). Notably, iHUCOs recapitulated histological and functional features of primary colitic tissues, including the absence of acidic mucus secretion and aberrant adherens junctions in the epithelial barrier both in vitro and in vivo. We demonstrate that the CXCL8/CXCR1 axis was overexpressed in iHUCO but not in iHNO. As proof-of-principle, we show that inhibition of CXCL8 receptor by the small-molecule non-competitive inhibitor repertaxin attenuated the progression of UC phenotypes in vitro and in vivo. This patient-derived organoid model, containing both epithelial and stromal compartments, will generate new insights into the underlying pathogenesis of UC while offering opportunities to tailor interventions to the individual patient.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sarvestani, SK; Signs, S; Hu, B; Yeu, Y; Feng, H; Ni, Y; Hill, DR; Fisher, RC; Ferrandon, S; DeHaan, RK; Stiene, J; Cruise, M; Hwang, TH; Shen, X; Spence, JR; Huang, EH

Published Date

  • January 11, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 262 -

PubMed ID

  • 33431859

Pubmed Central ID

  • 33431859

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2041-1723

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2041-1723

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/s41467-020-20351-5


  • eng