Jadranka A. Jambrosic

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Normal human melanocytes, unlike malignant melanoma cells, required at least three growth-promoting agents, i.e., phorbol ester for protein kinase C activation and the growth factors basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and insulin, for growth in chemically defined W489 medium. Cell growth was further stimulated by addition of agents that increase(More)
Growth autonomy and high levels of invasiveness are characteristics of human melanoma cells that are metastatic in vivo. By consecutive passage through a reconstructed basement membrane, we have selected from 5 of 6 primary melanoma cell lines variants which show an up to 10-fold increase in invasiveness. The invasive variants grew more rapidly than the(More)
A human melanoma variant cell line was obtained from a lung metastasis that arose spontaneously after we inoculated melanoma cells sc into a nude mouse. In this model, IgG2a monoclonal antibody (MAb) ME 36.1 defining the GD2/GD3 gangliosides inhibited melanoma growth at the primary site and metastatic spread of the cells, whereas an IgG1 variant of MAb ME(More)
BACKGROUND With recent advancements in the understanding of psoriasis, treatment has evolved toward more targeted therapy in the form of biologics. Although generally safe and well tolerated, various adverse reactions may occur with the use of biologics. OBJECTIVES The objective of this article is to present a case of a biologic-induced drug eruption(More)
Growth autonomy and high levels of invasiveness are characteristics of human melanoma cells that are metastatic in vivo. By consecutive passage through a reconstructed basement membrane, we have selected from 5 of 6 primary melanoma cell lines variants which show an up to 10-fold increase in invasiveness. The invasive variants grew more rapidly than the(More)
We have developed a human melanoma metastasis model in nude mice. In this model, a human variant cell line (451-LU) was obtained that spontaneously metastasized in nude mice. This variant cell line was selected from the lung of a nude mouse after several in vivo passages of human melanoma WM164 cells previously isolated from a melanoma metastasis of a(More)
It is known from a variety of experimental systems that the ability of tumor cells to grow locally and metastasize can be affected by the presence of adjacent normal tissues and cells, particularly mesenchymally derived stromal cells such as fibroblasts. However, the comparative influence of such normal cell-tumor cell interactions on tumor behavior has not(More)
We have developed a human melanoma metastasis model in nude mice. In this model, a human variant cell line (451-LU) was obtained that spontaneously metastasized in nude mice. This variant cell line was selected from the lung of a nude mouse after several in vivo passages of human melanoma WM164 cells previously isolated from a melanoma metastasis of a(More)
Tumor progression in the human melanocyte system can be delineated into 6 sequential stages. The first three steps represent nonmalignant melanocyte lesions from focal proliferations of structurally normal melanocytes to lesions with architectural and cytologic atypia. Primary melanoma may be divided into radial growth phase without competence for(More)