Determination of Hepatotoxicity in iPSC-Derived Hepatocytes by Multiplexed High Content Assays
We present here methods for assessing hepatotoxicity by high content imaging and image analysis. The assays focus on the characterization of toxic effects using a variety of phenotypic endpoint readouts. Multi-parametric automated image analysis is used in the protocols to increase assay sensitivity and provide important information about possible in vitro toxicity mechanisms. iPSC-derived hepatocytes were used as a model for the hepatotoxicity assays, but the methods would also be suitable for other liver toxicity cell models. The methods contain detailed step-by-step descriptions of the cell treatment, staining, image acquisition, and image analysis.