Murine Colonic Organoid Culture System and Downstream Assay Applications. Academic Article uri icon


  • Colonic organoids, three-dimensional colonic crypts grown in vitro that show realistic microanatomy, have many potential applications for studying physiology, developmental biology, and pathophysiology of intestinal diseases including inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer. Here, we describe detailed protocols for mouse colonic crypt isolation, organoid culture, and downstream applications. Specific culture strategies including growth factor enriched Matrigel and Wnt and R-spondin conditioned media serve as key factors for enhancing the growth and cost efficiency of colonic organoid cultures.

published proceedings

  • Methods Mol Biol

altmetric score

  • 1.35

author list (cited authors)

  • Fan, Y., Davidson, L. A., & Chapkin, R. S.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Fan, Yang-Yi||Davidson, Laurie A||Chapkin, Robert S

publication date

  • January 2019