Computer-assisted quantification of motile and invasive capabilities of cancer cells
Kumar, Karthiga S.
Grotzer, Michael A.
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High-throughput analysis of cancer cell dissemination and its control by extrinsic and intrinsic cellular factors is hampered by the lack of adequate and efficient analytical tools for quantifying cell motility. Oncology research would greatly benefit from such a methodology that allows to rapidly determine the motile behaviour of cancer cells under different environmental conditions, including inside three-dimensional matrices. We combined automated microscopy imaging of two- and three-dimensional cell cultures with computational image analysis into a single assay platform for studying cell dissemination in high-throughput. We have validated this new approach for medulloblastoma, a metastatic paediatric brain tumour, in combination with the activation of growth factor signalling pathways with established pro-migratory functions. The platform enabled the detection of primary tumour and patient-derived xenograft cell sensitivity to growth factor-dependent motility and dissemination and identified tumour subgroup-specific responses to selected growth factors of excellent diagnostic value Mehr anzeigen
Zeitschrift / SerieScientific Reports
Seiten / Artikelnummer
VerlagNature Publishing Group
ThemaPaediatric cancer; Experimental models of disease; Embryonal neoplasms; Cell invasion
Organisationseinheit03852 - Schneider, Gisbert / Schneider, Gisbert
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