A flow cytometric in vivo chalone assay using retransplanted old murine JB-1 ascites tumour cells.

  • N M Barfod
  • Published 1981 in Cell and tissue kinetics

Abstract

A flow cytometric in vivo chalone assay is described. Transplantation of old JB-1 ascites tumour cells to new hosts induced an influx of tumour cells, with G1 DNA content, to the S phase. This induction could be reversibly and specifically blocked by injections of an ultrafiltrate of old JB-1 ascites fluid. The method described is superior to a previously published in vivo chalone assay using regenerating ascites tumours. Owing to a reduced variability in time of onset of DNA synthesis, a smaller scatter of observations is achieved and thus the number of mice per group may be reduced using the new method. In contrast to the older technique, the present one does not necessitate killing of mice during the observation period.

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@article{Barfod1981AFC, title={A flow cytometric in vivo chalone assay using retransplanted old murine JB-1 ascites tumour cells.}, author={N M Barfod}, journal={Cell and tissue kinetics}, year={1981}, volume={14 4}, pages={389-94} }