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Iwanaga Masashi - - 2009
A new cell line, designated as NIAS-Boma-529b, was established from the larval fat bodies of Bombyx mandarina (B. mandarina), which is believed to be an ancestor of Bombyx mori (B. mori). This cell line has been cultured for approximately 150 passages during 2years in an IPL-41 medium supplemented with 10% ...
Tomlinson Darren C - - 2009
Fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFR) play key roles in proliferation, differentiation, and tumorigenesis. Many urothelial carcinomas contain activating point mutations or increased expression of FGFR3. However, little is known about the role of other FGFRs. We examined FGFR expression in telomerase-immortalized normal human urothelial cells, urothelial carcinoma cell lines, and ...
Neuhaus W - - 2009
Recent studies showed that glioma conditioned medium is able to induce blood-brain barrier properties in in vitro models. In this regard, it was investigated whether glioma conditioned medium can also influence the lectin-binding capacity of blood-brain barrier in vitro models. For the presented study cell lines PBMEC/C1-2 and ECV304 were ...
Son Myung Jin - - 2009
CD133+ populations of human glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) cells are reportedly enriched for tumor stem cells (TSCs) or tumor-initiating cells (TICs). Approximately 40% of freshly isolated GBM specimens, however, do not contain CD133+ tumor cells, raising the possibility that CD133 may not be a universal enrichment marker for GBM TSCs/TICs. Here ...
Ambrosius Michael - - 2009
Changes in proteoglycan and glycosaminoglycan (GAG) content and distribution may play an important role in the development of many diseases, atherosclerosis, cancer and diabetes. Human cell lines act as models for the underlying pathomechanisms. Despite the importance of proteoglycans for cell functioning, information on the GAG composition of most human ...
Dorai Haimanti - - 2009
In an attempt to develop a high producing mammalian cell line expressing CNTO736, a Glucagon like peptide-1-antibody fusion protein (also known as a Glucagon like peptide-1 MIMETIBODY), we have noted that the N-terminal GLP-1 portion of the MIMETIBODY was susceptible to proteolytic degradation during cell culture, which resulted in an ...
Vogt B - - 2009
Peripheral T-cell (TC) tolerance can be induced by tolerogenic antigen-presenting cell (APC). A prerequisite is the reduction or blockade of B7 of APC. Besides dendritic cell, B cells can be used as APC. Here, we show the generation B cells with reduced B7 expression by lentiviral transduction of endoplasmic reticulum ...
Fukuda Kazumasa - - 2009
Side population (SP) cells are a small subpopulation of cells with enriched source of gastric tumor-initiating cells (TICs) with stem-like cell property that are characterized by high efflux ability of Hoechst 33342 dye, reflecting high expression of several subtypes of the ATP-binding cassette transporter family that is characteristic of stem ...
Veselý Pavel - - 2009
G3S1 cells are a new line derived from EM-G3 breast cancer cells by chronic nutritional stress and treatments with 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate. These cells are capable of growing in standard medium. G3S1 cells exhibited elevated invasiveness in Matrigel invasion chambers as compared with parental EM-G3 cells. Elevated invasiveness of G3S1 cells was ...
Mishra Roshan - - 2009
Over-expression of eIF4E indicates a poor prognosis in different tumors. In the present study, we investigated the frequency of eIF4E, 4E-BP1 and phosphorylated 4E-BP1 expression in PDAC cell lines, gastric carcinoma (GC) cell lines and human embryonic pancreatic cells, as well as gene therapy using translation repressor gene 4E-BP1 in ...
Harrison Neil J NJ Centre for Stem Cell Biology, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, - - 2009
Human embryonic stem cells undergo adaptive changes that can increase their growth capacity upon prolonged culture in vitro. This is frequently associated with nonrandom karyotypic changes, commonly involving amplification of genetic material from chromosomes 12, 17, and X. A recent study suggested that the karyotypically abnormal cells can be identified ...
Kim Boe-Hyun - - 2009
The polyoma group of viruses, including SV40, is known to be oncogenic in certain species. Here we report for the first time naturally occurring, immortalized tumor cells from a patient with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM); the cells were shown to be oligodendroglia; cells had developed remarkable chromosomal changes and were positive ...
Chiong Edmund - - 2009
Cross-contamination of cell lines is a serious but often unrecognized problem. We describe the authentication of a panel of transitional cell carcinoma cell lines using the short tandem repeat profiling technique to detect cross-contamination. Genomic DNA was isolated from UM-UC-1, UM-UC-2, UM-UC-3 (ATCC), UM-UC-6, UM-UC-9, UM-UC-10, UM-UC-11, UM-UC-13, UM-UC-14, UM-UC-16, ...
Ierano Caterina - - 2009
The chemokine receptor CXCR4 is widely expressed in human cancers and regulates cell invasion, proliferation and survival. Because mutations in the CXCR4 gene could regulate its function we sequenced the coding region of the CXCR4 gene in 18 human melanoma and 3 human colon carcinoma cell lines. The same somatic ...
Kubo Takafumi T Department of Cancer and Thoracic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, Okayama, - - 2009
We analyzed MET protein and copy number in NSCLC with or without EGFR mutations untreated with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). MET copy number was examined in 28 NSCLC and 4 human bronchial epithelial cell lines (HBEC) and 100 primary tumors using quantitative real-time PCR. Positive results were confirmed by ...
Li Fengzhi F Departments of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA. - - 2009
We present the result of our research on the tumorigenic ability of single cell clones isolated from an aggressive murine breast cancer cell line in a matched allografting mouse model. Tumor formation is basically dependent on the cell numbers injected per location. We argue that in vivo tumor formation from ...
Choi Young Lok - - 2009
A series of natural aristolactams and their analogues have been prepared and evaluated for antitumor activity against human cancer cells, including multi-drug resistant cell lines. Naturally occurring aristolactams, such as aristolactam BII (cepharanone B), aristolactam BIII, aristolactam FI (piperolactam A), N-methyl piperolactam A, and sauristolactam showed moderate antitumor activities in ...
Khurad Arun M - - 2009
A new continuous cell line from ovarian tissue of commercial variety "Kolar Gold" of silkworm, Bombyx mori, was established and designated as DZNU-Bm-12. The tissue was grown in MGM-448 insect cell culture medium supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS) and 3% heat-inactivated B. mori hemolymph at 25 +/- 1 ...
Ling Yi-He - - 2009
PM02734 (elisidepsin) is a novel marine-derived cyclic peptide belonging to the Kahalalide family of compounds currently under phase I development with early evidence of a positive therapeutic index. The cytotoxicity of PM02734 has been determined in a panel of human NSCLC (non-small cell lung cancer) cell lines. Western blot analysis ...
Wen Fayuan - - 2009
Two cell lines designated CAF-Clan I and CAF-Clan II have been established from embryos of Clostera anachoreta (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae) in TNM-FH medium containing 10% inactivated fetal bovine serum. CAF-Clan I consists of a mixture of three cell types: spherical cells, spindle-shaped cells, and giant cells. Most of the cultured cells ...
Drexler Hans G - - 2009
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) comprise a heterogenous group of clonal disorders of hematopoietic progenitors, showing genetic instability and in many cases progression to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). When MDS progress towards AML (AML/MDS), additional genetic lesions cause a block in differentiation and an accumulation of blast cells. Hence, both pathophysiologically and ...
Juhász Tamás - - 2009
The immunosuppressant cyclosporine A (CsA) is a specific pharmacological inhibitor of calcineurin, the Ca2+-calmodulin activated phospho-Ser/Thr-specific protein phosphatase. Although calcineurin-inhibiting compounds are applied for local treatment of psoriasis or atopic dermatitis in dermatological practice, little is known about the functions of calcineurin in epidermis-derived malignancies. We investigated the effects of ...
Suzuki Jun - - 2009
Long interspersed elements (LINEs) are transposable elements that proliferate within eukaryotic genomes, having a large impact on eukaryotic genome evolution. LINEs mobilize via a process called retrotransposition. Although the role of the LINE-encoded protein(s) in retrotransposition has been extensively investigated, the participation of host-encoded factors in retrotransposition remains unclear. To ...
Huang Dingzhi - - 2009
Side population (SP) cells may play an important role in tumorigenesis and cancer therapy. We isolate and identify the cancer stem-like cells in human esophageal carcinoma (EC) cell lines, EC9706 and EC109 cells labeled with Hoechst 33342. Both the cell lines contained SP cells, and the cells that had the ...
Kajiwara Yoshinori - - 2009
The goal of our study was two-fold: (i) develop a robust 3D colony assay methodology to interrogate drug combinations using GelCount and (ii) to develop 2-drug combinations that might be useful in the clinic for the treatment of high-grade gliomas. We used three glioma cell lines (U251MG, SNB19, and LNZ308) ...
Kislin Kerri L - - 2009
The invasive nature of malignant gliomas is a clinical problem rendering tumors incurable by conventional treatment modalities such as surgery, ionizing radiation, and temozolomide. Na(+)/H(+) exchanger regulatory factor 1 (NHERF-1) is a multifunctional adaptor protein, recruiting cytoplasmic signaling proteins and membrane receptors/transporters into functional complexes. This study revealed that NHERF-1 ...
Machado Camila Maria Longo - - 2009
On the basis of transmission electron microscopy observations in tumor cell lines, oncologists have made innumerous diagnostic and therapeutical progresses. Following this path, the UNICAMP immunopathologies laboratory established the NG97 cell line derived from a human astrocytoma grade III, which when injected to the athymic nude mouse flank developed a ...
Fang Yuqiang - - 2009
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) develop in patients with underlying NF1, and usually arise as a result of malignant transformation of a pre-existing plexiform neurofibroma. The clonal cytogenetic abnormalities reported in primary MPNST include complex karyotypes with chromosome numbers in the triploid or tetraploid range with recurrent abnormalities of ...
Meng Xiangjiao - - 2009
Cancer stem cells have been isolated from human lung cancer and cancer cell lines. This study was designed to investigate the fraction of cancer stem cells in the A549 and H446 cell lines by cloning and tumorigenic analyses. We found that >45% of A549 and H446 cells formed large clones ...
Kumar Neeraj - - 2009
This study describes the successful derivation of two human embryonic stem (hES) cell lines using 53 frozen and 18 fresh "slow-growing" surplus embryos, obtained from collaborating in vitro fertilization clinics, on in-house-derived human feeder layers. The cell lines have been derived by whole embryo culture followed by further expansion of ...
Katakura Fumihiko - - 2009
To characterise fish haematopoietic stem/progenitor cells, it is necessary to develop a culture system that supports proliferation and differentiation of these cells. In the present study, we established cell lines from various tissues of carp (Cyprinus carpio) and ginbuna (Carassius auratus langsdorfii). By using these cell lines, we developed a ...
Wang Jian-Wei - - 2009
Advanced gallbladder cancer has an extremely poor prognosis because of metastasis. Identification of metastasis-related biomarkers is essential to improve patient survival. In the present study, metastasis-associated proteins were identified by comparative proteomic analysis and the metastasis-related function of the candidate protein, chloride intracellular channel 1 (CLIC1), was further elucidated. Two ...
Li Vivian S W - - 2009
Repulsive guidance molecule member A (RGMA) is a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored glycoprotein and axon guidance molecule that signals through its receptor, neogenin (NEO1), a homologue of the deleted-in-colorectal cancer (DCC) gene. RGMA also functions as a bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) coreceptor. We studied the potential roles of RGMA and NEO1 in colorectal ...
Wang Lin - - 2009
Osteosarcoma is an aggressive primary bone cancer affecting primarily children and young adolescents. Development of valuable diagnostic indicators and therapeutic agents will be enhanced by the identification and characterization of genes that contribute to its aggressive behavior. Emerging evidence suggests a subpopulation of cancer stem cells within tumors that have ...
Pettersson Ann - - 2009
We used immunochemistry to demonstrate expression of acetylcholine's nicotinic alpha7-receptor subtype in human colon cancer cell line HT-29. Moreover, RT-PCR and immunochemistry showed that choline acetyltransferase and acetylcholine esterase, the enzymes responsible for acetylcholine synthesis and degradation, respectively, localise in HT-29 cells. Bromoacetylcholine bromide, an inhibitor of choline acetyltransferase, significantly ...
Li Lin-feng - - 2009
A fibroblast line was successfully established from Mongolian horse ear marginal tissue by using a primary explant technique and cell cryogenic preservation technology. Biological analysis showed the following: The cells were adherent and exhibited density-dependent inhibition of proliferation; assays of microbial contamination from bacteria, fungi, and mycoplasma were negative; the ...
Geraedts M C P - - 2009
Dietary modulation of the response of gut satiety hormones, which partly regulate food intake, provides a promising treatment for overweight and obesity. Gut-derived cell lines such as STC-1 are widely used to investigate these hormonal responses to nutrients. To date, no peptide-YY (PYY) secreting cell line has been identified. The ...
Intawicha Payungsuk - - 2009
The purposes of this study were to examine technical details in deriving and maintaining rabbit embryonic stem (rES) cell lines and to analyze their characteristics. When STO cells were used as feeder cells, no rES cell lines were established using either intact blastocysts or inner cell masses (ICMs). On the ...
Bell-Sakyi Lesley - - 2009
Primary cell cultures (n = 16) were initiated from tissues of embryonic and neonatal larval Ornithodoros moubata following methods developed for hard ticks. After maintenance for 20-25 months in vitro, cell multiplication commenced in surviving cultures, leading to the establishment of six cell lines designated OME/CTVM21, 22, 24, 25, 26 ...
Gu Xiaochun X Key Laboratory of Developmental Genes and Human Diseases, MOE, School of Medicine, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, People's Republic of - - 2009
Cajal-Retzius cells are an enigmatic class of neurons located in the most superficial layer of the cerebral cortex, and they play an important role in cortical development. Although many studies have indicated that CR cells are involved in regulating cell migration and cortical maturation, the function of these cells is ...
Smagghe Guy - - 2009
Building on earlier research, insect cell culture began with the successful establishment of one cell line from pupal ovarian tissue. The field has grown to the extent that now over 500 insect cell lines have been established from many insect species representing numerous insect orders and from several different tissue ...
Tchoghandjian Aurélie - - 2010
Glioblastomas, like other cancers, harbor small cell populations with the capability of sustaining tumor formation. These cells are referred to as cancer stem cells. We isolated cells expressing the surface marker A2B5 from three human glioblastomas (GBM) and showed that after grafting into nude mice, they generated dense and highly ...
Ahmed V P Ishaq - - 2009
Two new cell lines, designated RE and CB, were derived from the eye of rohu, Labeo rohita, and the brain of catla, Catla catla, respectively. The cell lines were maintained in Leibovitz's L-15 supplemented with 20% foetal bovine serum. The RE cell line was sub-cultured for more than 70 passages ...
Omi Hiroko - - 2009
Investigation into the function of human trophoblasts has been largely restricted by a lack of suitable cell models. We aimed to produce normal human trophoblast cell lines with a long lifespan and to provide an ideal in vitro cell model. Primary human trophoblast cells were derived from a placenta that ...
Lee L E J - - 2009
Gills are unique structures involved in respiration and osmoregulation in piscinids as well as in many aquatic invertebrates. The availability of the trout-derived gill cell line, RTgill-W1, is beginning to make impacts in fish health and toxicology. These cells are available from the American Type Culture Collection as ATCC CRL ...
Goto Hiroaki - - 2009
Sensitivity to 10 anticancer drugs was evaluated in 6 childhood B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL) cell lines. Authenticity of newly established cell lines was confirmed by genomic fingerprinting. The line YCUB-5R established at relapse was more resistant to 4-hydroperoxy-cyclophosphamide, cytarabine, L-asparaginase, topotecan, fludarabine, and etoposide than YCUB-5 from the ...
Wu Zheng-Sheng - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To determine the genetic alterations and chemosensitivity profile of collecting duct carcinoma (CDC) of the kidney, as it is a rare, highly aggressive malignant tumour with frequent distant metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We first established and characterized two human CDC cell lines designated AP3 and AP8, respectively. The CDC ...
van Staveren W C G - - 2009
Established human cancer cell lines are routinely used as experimental models for human cancers. Their validity for such use is analyzed and discussed, with particular focus on thyroid tumors. Although cell lines retain some properties of the cells of origin, from the points of view of their genetics, epigenetics and ...
Na Y R - - 2009
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Spheroid cells which can grow as nonattached spheroids in vitro culture condition are considered as tumor-initiating cells that have properties similar to those of stem cells. However, the existence of spheroid cells in WM-266-4, a human malignant metastatic melanoma cell line, has not yet been reported. METHODS: Accordingly, we ...
Dydensborg Anders Bondo - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Integrins are known to be important contributors to cancer progression. We have previously shown that the integrin beta4 subunit is up-regulated in primary colon cancer. Its partner, the integrin alpha6 subunit, exists as two different mRNA splice variants, alpha6A and alpha6B, that differ in their cytoplasmic domains but evidence ...
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