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Burleigh D W - - 2007
Trophoblast cell lines are important research tools used as a surrogate for primary trophoblast cells in the study of placental function. Because the cellular origins of transformed trophoblasts are likely to be diverse, it would be of value to understand the unique and shared phenotypes of the cells on a ...
Barnes Louise M - - 2006
The production of recombinant protein from mammalian cells is a key feature of the biotechnology industry. However, the generation of recombinant mammalian cell lines is still largely performed on an empirical basis and there are many potential areas for enhancement. We have shown previously that despite two rounds of limiting ...
Russowsky Dennis - - 2006
The synthesis and differential antiproliferative activity of monastrol (1a), oxo-monastrol (1b) and eight oxygenated derivatives 3a,b-6a,b on seven human cancer cell lines are described. For all evaluated cell lines, monastrol (1a) was shown to be more active than its oxo-analogue, except for HT-29 cell line, suggesting the importance of the ...
Cabrera C M - - 2006
Cell line cross-contamination is a phenomenon that arises as a result of the continuous cell line culture. It has been estimated that around 20% of the cell lines are misidentified, therefore it is necessary to carry out quality control tests for the detection of this issue. Since cell line cross-contamination ...
Rücker F G - - 2006
To model and investigate different facets of leukemia pathogenesis, a widely accepted approach is to use immortalized leukemia cell lines. Although these provide powerful tools to our knowledge, few studies have addressed the question whether hematopoietic cell lines represent accurate and reliable model systems. To improve the molecular characterization of ...
Fujioka Atsuko - - 2006
In mammals, the principal circadian oscillator resides in the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus. However, the basic components and the ability to generate a circadian rhythm are also characteristic of most peripheral tissues and some cell lines. In our present study, we show that the rat C6 glioma cell line displays circadian ...
Khurad Arun M - - 2006
Lepidopteran cell lines constitute the backbone for studying baculoviral biology in culturo and for baculovirus vector based recombinant protein expression systems. In the present study, we report establishment of a new continuous cell line designated as DZNU-Bm-1 from larval ovaries of the silkworm, Bombyx mori. The cells were grown in ...
Suemori Hirofumi - - 2006
Human ES (hES) cell lines are considered to be a valuable resource for medical research and for applications in cell therapy and drug discovery. For such utilization of hES cells to be realized, however, protocols involved in the use of hES cells, such as those for establishment, propagation, and cryopreservation, ...
de Souza Filho J P - - 2006
PURPOSE: To examine the effect of nepafenac, a selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor, on the proliferation rate of two human retinoblastoma (Rb)cell lines. METHODS: Two human Rb cell lines (WERI-RB and Y79) were cultured. COX-2 expression in these cell lines was verified by immunocytochemical analysis of cytospin sections and Western blotting. ...
Foran Eilis - - 2006
L-plastin, a gene that codes for an actin-bundling protein, is upregulated in the metastatic colon cancer cell line SW620, when compared to its premetastatic counterpart SW480. The aim of our study was to characterise the effect of L-plastin overexpression on SW480 cells in the context of the acquisition of a ...
Pithukpakorn M - - 2006
Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer (HLRCC) is the autosomal dominant heritable syndrome with predisposition to development of renal cell carcinoma and smooth muscle tumours of the skin and uterus. To measure the fumarate hydratase (FH) enzyme activity in lymphoblastoid cell lines and fibroblast cell lines of individuals with HLRCC ...
Baia Gilson S - - 2006
Even though meningiomas are the second most common brain tumor in adults, little is known about the molecular basis of their growth and development. The lack of suitable cell culture model systems is an impediment to this understanding. Most studies on meningiomas rely on primary, early passage cell lines that ...
Masramon Laia - - 2006
The accumulation of multiple chromosomal abnormalities is a characteristic of the majority of colorectal cancers and has been attributed to an underlying chromosomal instability. Genetic instability is considered to have a key role in the generation of genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity in cancer cells. To shed light on the dynamics ...
Brandsma Dieta - - 2006
Leptomeningeal metastases are a serious neurological complication in cancer patients and associated with a dismal prognosis. Tumor cells that enter the subarachnoid space adhere to the leptomeninges and form tumor deposits. It is largely unknown which adhesion molecules mediate tumor cell adhesion to leptomeninges. We studied the role of integrin ...
Mandal Arundhati - - 2006
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) are an exceptionally useful tool for studies of human development and represent a potential source for transplantation therapies. At present, only a limited number of hESCs lines representing a very small sample of genetic diversity of the human populations are available. Here, we report the ...
Thomas Richard - - 2006
Pneumonic plague is an aggressive disease that is clinically difficult to treat. Inhibition of attachment using oligosaccharide receptor mimics may provide an alternative to antibiotics. The virulent Yersinia pestis strain GB was demonstrated to attach to the murine monocyte cell line (J774A.1) and a range of human respiratory epithelial cell ...
Erlandson Martin A - - 2006
Seven plaque-purified genotypic variants or strains, derived from a previously described field isolate of the Malacosoma disstria Nucleopolyhedrovirus (MadiNPV) from Alberta populations of forest tent caterpillar, were characterized based on distinctive restriction endonuclease fragment patterns. Two strains, MadiNPV-pp3 and MadiNPV-pp11, were selected for further characterization, as they represented strains producing ...
Jin Xun - - 2006
We have established three immortal bovine muscular epithelial (BME) cell lines, one spontaneously immortalized (BMES), the second SV40LT-mediated (BMEV) and the third hTERT-mediated (BMET). The morphology of the three immortal cell lines was similar to that of early passage primary BME cells. Each of the immortal cell lines made cytokeratin, ...
Linghu H - - 2006
Signaling adaptor protein Crk regulates cell motility and growth through its targets Dock180 and C3G, those are the guanine-nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs) for small GTPases Rac and Rap, respectively. Recently, overexpression of Crk has been reported in various human cancers. To define the role for Crk in human cancer cells, ...
Harun R R Centre for Stem Cell Biology, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, - - 2006
An effective embryonic-maternal interaction is crucial for successful human pregnancy. Failure of this process is a major cause of infertility and can lead to placental dysfunction resulting in recurrent miscarriage, fetal retardation and pre-eclampsia. Research is severely constrained by ethical and practical considerations; therefore, we aimed to generate cytotrophoblast stem ...
Yoshino Kaori - - 2006
Cross-contamination between cultured cell lines can result in the generation of erroneous scientific data. Hence, it is very important to eliminate cell lines that are of an origin different from that being claimed. Inter-species contamination can be detected by various established methods, such as karyotype and isozyme analyses. However, it ...
Palladini Arianna - - 2006
Several autocrine and paracrine growth factor circuits have been found in human rhabdomyosarcoma cells. In this study we show that endothelin-3 (ET-3), a vasoactive peptide, is produced by human rhabdomyosarcoma cell lines, whereas it is not expressed by human sarcoma cell lines of non-muscle origin. We did not find evidence ...
Zhu, M Y.
Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is classified as an aluminum (Al) sensitive species, and improvement of its Al tolerance is essential for barley grown in acid soils. Al-stimulated efflux of organic acids has been observed in several plant species, and the efflux is correlated well with Al tolerance of these species. ...
Fry Dennis - - 2006
Melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH), an orexigenic neuropeptide in mammals, activates a G-protein coupled receptor, MCHR1. It is expected that antagonists of MCHR1 function will prove therapeutically useful as anti-obesity agents. Intracellular signaling by MCHR1 has been investigated primarily using non-neural cell lines expressing the recombinant receptor, in which MCHR1 has been ...
Eguchi Daisuke - - 2006
A cell line derived from the larval-fat body tissues of the wax moth, Galleria mellonella Linne, was established in MGM-450 medium. The cells grew in suspension and were mainly spherical in shape. Population doubling time was between 1.4 and 1.7 d over a range of 15 to 35 degrees C, ...
He Shuning - - 2006
Compared with the increasing use of zebrafish as a model organism in many laboratories, zebrafish cell lines are still unexploited and limited in application, partly due to their unknown genetic and physiological properties. We characterize two zebrafish embryonic fibroblast cell lines, ZF4 and PAC2. We demonstrate the genetic stability of ...
Haldi Maryann - - 2006
In this research, we optimized parameters for xenotransplanting WM-266-4, a metastatic melanoma cell line, including zebrafish site and stage for transplantation, number of cells, injection method, and zebrafish incubation temperature. Melanoma cells proliferated, migrated and formed masses in vivo. We transplanted two additional cancer cell lines, SW620, a colorectal cancer ...
Karpova Maria B - - 2006
Betulinic acid (BA), a pentacyclic triterpene of natural origin, effectively induces apoptosis in neuroectodermal tumors and was recently shown to be a potent trigger of cell death in human leukemia-derived cell lines. To explore the potential of BA in the treatment of hematologic malignancies, we tested a panel of 10 ...
Barnes David - - 2006
Xiphophorus species, inbred strains, and interspecies hybrids have been used extensively to understand the genesis of melanoma and other types of malignancies. Despite sophisticated studies on the genetics of this model, biological studies have been limited by the availability of characterized cell lines. The authors have established a melanoma-derived cell ...
Schlade-Bartusiak Kamila - - 2006
Detailed characterization and identification of cancer cell lines is the basis for the credibility of experimental studies. Therefore, chromosomal analysis should be routinely included in the protocol of cell line characterization and in the protocols of experimental studies performed on cell lines. In 2000, our group established and characterized cytomorphologically ...
Hovatta Outi - - 2006
Human embryonic stem (hES) cells offer an excellent source of cells for transplantation in the treatment of severe diseases. To be clinically safe, the lines have to be derived using strict quality criteria and good manufacturing practice. Animal proteins are immunogenic and may contain microbes, and they should not be ...
Mikkola Milla - - 2006
Individual differences between human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines are poorly understood. Here, we describe the derivation of five hESC lines (called FES 21, 22, 29, 30 and 61) from frozen-thawed human embryos and compare their individual differentiation characteristic. The cell lines were cultured either on human or mouse feeder ...
Stacey Glyn G National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, South Mimms, Potters Bar, Herts., UK. - - 2006
The UK Stem Cell Bank is a UK Research Council-funded initiative that aims to provide ethically sourced and quality controlled stocks of cells for researchers and also establish seed stocks of cell lines for clinical trials. Whilst the Bank is prohibited from carrying out basic stem cell research (to avoid ...
Tamagawa Tomoharu - - 2005
Pluripotent stem cells may be exist in the human amniotic membrane (HAM). The present article was aimed at establishing HAM cell lines and investigating their differentiation into osteoblasts in vitro. HAM cell lineswere established using routine cell culture techniques and expanded in vitro. HAM cells were propagated from 45 out ...
Iwamori Masao - - 2005
Immortalization with simian virus-40 and cloning of immortalized cells from mouse thymus were performed to establish cell lines for characterization of the mode of glycolipid expression in the thymic cells. Among the 25 cell lines obtained, three lines with different morphologies were established, that is, epithelial (IMTH-E), fibroblastic (IMTH-F), and ...
Rubner Fridriksdottir Agla J - - 2005
Germ line mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 account for a large proportion of inherited breast and ovarian cancer. Both genes are involved in DNA repair by homologous recombination and are thought to play a vital role in maintaining genomic stability. A major drawback for long-term functional studies of BRCA in ...
Wagg Sarah K - - 2005
Fish cell lines are relatively easy to culture and most have simple growth requirements that make cross contamination a potential problem. Cell line contamination is not an uncommon incident in laboratories handling more than one cell line and many reports have been made on cross contamination of mammalian cell lines. ...
Korjamo Timo - - 2005
Caco-2 cell line is extensively used as an in vitro model in studying small intestinal absorption but it lacks proper expression of efflux pumps and cytochrome P450 enzymes that are involved in absorption and first pass metabolism of drugs. We created two novel Caco-2 cell lines expressing orphan nuclear receptors ...
Lee Shih-Chieh - - 2005
The aim of this study was to survey the cytokine secretions in 2 human bronchial epithelial cell lines - a normal human bronchial epithelial cell line (HBEpC) and cell line A549, derived from malignant type II pneumocytes. The behavior of A549 cells is similar to epithelial cells and this line ...
Birgersdotter Anna - - 2005
Cells grown in vitro are dramatically perturbed by their new microenvironment. Analyses of genome-wide gene expression levels offer a first glance at which genes and pathways are affected in cell lines as compared to their tissues of origins. We have summarized available gene expression data and review how cell lines ...
Wang Yanfei - - 2006
A two-dimensional liquid mapping method was used to map the protein expression of eight ovarian serous carcinoma cell lines and three immortalized ovarian surface epithelial cell lines. Maps were produced using pI as the separation parameter in the first dimension and hydrophobicity based upon reversed-phase HPLC separation in the second ...
McIntosh Arthur H - - 2005
Insect cell lines from Arthropoda represented by Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, and Homoptera were evaluated for their ability to support replication of AcMNPV. In addition, some of the cell lines that were refractive to AcMNPV were tested with AcMNPV hsp70 Red, a recombinant carrying the red fluorescent protein (RFP) gene, for ...
Ikoma Norihiro - - 2005
Tumor xenografts in immune-deficient mice (athymic nude mice and SCID mice) are well-established animal models for the study of human cancer. Several human melanoma cell lines were reported to metastasize in the immune-deficient mice models. However, metastatic rates were extremely low in spite of large numbers of injections of cancer ...
Onisto Maurizio - - 2005
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a malignant tumour of skeletal muscle origin which includes two major histological subtypes: alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS), the more aggressive, and embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS). In order to establish whether the higher metastatic potential of ARMS cells may depend on differential expression of specific matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and angiogenesis-related ...
Litman Rachel - - 2005
We showed in this study that cells deficient of the BRCA1-associated BACH1 helicase, also known as BRIP1, failed to elicit homologous recombination (HR) after DNA double-stranded breaks (DSBs). BACH1-deficient cells were also sensitive to mitomycin C (MMC) and underwent MMC-induced chromosome instability. Moreover, we identified a homozygous nonsense mutation in ...
Ishiwata Isamu - - 2005
A cell line designated HOTHC was established from an anaplastic carcinoma (giant cell type) of the thyroid gland of 80-year-old woman. The HOTHC line grew rapidly in multilayer without contact inhibition, and more than 120 serial passages were made within 27 months. The cells were spindle or polygonal in shape ...
Yamachika Takasuke - - 2005
Many human colorectal adenocarcinoma cell lines have been developed. However, differentiated type colorectal cancer cell lines, particularly, the goblet-cell differentiated type, are scarce. In the present study a novel colorectal adenocarcinoma cell line (designated as COLM-6) with predominant goblet-cell differentiation was established from the rectal mucinous adenocarcinoma of a Japanese ...
Poulsen Thomas T - - 2005
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a malignant disease, for which no satisfactory treatment is presently available and consequently, new specific therapeutic targets are in high demand. A global gene expression analysis previously performed, identified the neuronal pentraxin receptor (NPR) as highly and relatively specifically expressed in SCLC, consistent with ...
Patsos G - - 2005
O-glycosylation is thought to play a significant role in the regulation of cell growth. However, only limited information is available, and few specific and selective inhibitors have been found. We have synthesized a library of O-glycosylation inhibitors based on benzyl-O-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine. These inhibitors were tested with an established series of human ...
Kino Yuko - - 2005
The significance of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in ovarian cancer has been discussed. In this study, we found increased expression of COX-1 mRNA and protein in three out of 10 ovarian cancer cell lines. Prostaglandin E 2 (PGE2) production was elevated in these three cell lines, but not in other seven ...
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