Humane neuromuskuläre Organoide - Anwendung und Perspektive [Human neuromuscular organoids - Application and perspective]
- J.M. Faustino Martins
- L.V.N. Nguyen
- M. Gouti
- BIOspektrum 27 (2): 135-138
Organoids are miniature, organ-like structures derived from stem cells. While techniques for developing organoids for different tissues have advanced in the past decade, it has remained a challenge to simultaneously grow two different tissues into a single functional organoid. We have recently developed a 3D neuromuscular organoid that allows the simultaneous generation of spinal neurons and skeletal muscles. Here we discuss their future applications in modeling neuromuscular disorders.