Journal article

A novel orthotopic murine model provides insights into cellular and molecular characteristics contributing to human osteosarcoma

Crispin R Dass, Eugene T Ek, Karla G Contreras, Peter F Choong

CLINICAL & EXPERIMENTAL METASTASIS | SPRINGER | Published : 2006

Abstract

As a reliable model for osteosarcoma is lacking, three human cell lines (SaOS-2, U2OS and 143B) were evaluated in cell-based assays for proliferation, adhesion, migration, invasion, anchorage-independent growth, angiogenesis, mineralised nodule formation, plasmid transfection and oligonucleotide transfection. Tumor take and metastasis after orthotopic injection of the three cell lines into mice was monitored. The levels of expression of typical bone markers were determined with semi-quantitative RT-PCR in cultured cells, primary tumors, and for the SaOS-2 cell line, the metastases. Tumors grew and spread to the lungs within 3 and 5 weeks respectively, mimicking the clinical progression of th..

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