Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.500, No.3, 772-776, 2018
Evaluation of a self-regulated in vitro hypoxic system by using chemical reactions
In this study, we established an in vitro hypoxic system driven by a self-regulated chemical reaction that proved effective for cell culture. The hypoxic device was modified from a 1.5 L polypropylene preservation box normally employed for food storage. Pyrogallic acid, sodium hydroxide, and sodium carbonate were dissolved in water and injected into the box. Sodium dihydrogen phosphate solution was injected into the box after 15 min. We measured the concentrations of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the box to determine viability of the hypoxic system. It maintained low levels of oxygen less than 0.2% and stabilizing levels of carbon dioxide at 5% for at least 96 h. Therefore, this device sustained a stable hypoxic environment that may be applicable for cell culture and in vitro studies of hypoxia. (C) 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.