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Br J Cancer. 1987 Sep;56(3):287-93.

A panel of human lung carcinoma lines: establishment, properties and common characteristics.

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Radiotherapy Research Unit, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey, UK.

Abstract

A panel of human lung carcinoma lines representing the four main histological types (squamous, small-cell, large-cell and adenocarcinoma), and derived from both primary and metastatic sites, has been established in xenograft and in tissue culture. The highest take rates were achieved when biopsy specimens were obtained from large tumour masses and cultured lines were most readily established after preliminary passages as xenografts. The established lines exhibited an overlapping spectrum of biochemical and morphological characteristics, and showed a tendency to change from one cell type to another, in keeping with the concept of a common endodermal cell of origin. Radiation resistance appeared to be related to the large-cell phenotype.

PMID:
2822071
PMCID:
PMC2002195
DOI:
10.1038/bjc.1987.191
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