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Growth of human urological tumors on extracellular matrix as a model for the in vitro cultivation of primary human tumor explants


Pavelić, Krešimir; Bulbul, M.A.; Slocum, H.K.; Pavelić, Zlatko; Rustum, Y.M.; Niedbala, M.J.; Bernacki, R.J.
Growth of human urological tumors on extracellular matrix as a model for the in vitro cultivation of primary human tumor explants // Cancer research (Baltimore), 46 (1986), 7; 3653-3662 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Growth of human urological tumors on extracellular matrix as a model for the in vitro cultivation of primary human tumor explants

Autori
Pavelić, Krešimir ; Bulbul, M.A. ; Slocum, H.K. ; Pavelić, Zlatko ; Rustum, Y.M. ; Niedbala, M.J. ; Bernacki, R.J.

Izvornik
Cancer research (Baltimore) (0008-5472) 46 (1986), 7; 3653-3662

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Human urological tumors ; extracellular matrix ; in vitro cultivation of primary human tumor explants

Sažetak
The goal of this study was to establish an optimal in vitro growth assay system for human urological tumor explants. Bovine corneal endotelial cell extracellular matrix (ECM) coated dishes were evaluated as a growth substrate for tumor cultures. Growth success for different urological carcinomas (prostatic, bladder, kidney, and testicular) was compared after seeding fresh surgical explants onto bovine corneal endothelial cell ECM and plastic culture flasks. Tumor samples were disaggregated enzymatically, and 1 × 104 cells were seeded onto the different substrates using RPMI 1640 medium containing 10% fetal calf serum and/or different growth factors, nutrients, and hormones. Cell growth on ECM was quantitated on days 7–15 by [3H]thymidine uptake, cell counting, and total protein. Tumor cells were characterized by flow cytometry and cytology. It was observed that ECM provides superior culture conditions for urological carcinomas. By increasing the initial number of cells plated on ECM and by adding different growth factors or hormones, the growth rate for specific tumor types was increased significantly. Several tumors (11 cases) grown on ECM were examined under the light microscope, and in all cases pre- and post-cytology confirmed malignancy. Tumor cells maintained on ECM and transplanted into nude mide retained their tumorigenic and morphological characteristics. Clinically aggressive tumors were associated with extensive ECM degradation. In addition, the growth of fresh human tumors on ECM provides a biologically relevant model system (for assessing the invasiveness of tumors in vitro) and should also be useful for drug evaluation studies.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Temeljne medicinske znanosti



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Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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