Pseudocyst formation by adenoid cystic carcinoma cells in collagen gel culture and in SCID mice.


In order to reconstruct the characteristic three-dimensional architecture of adenoid cystic carcinoma, we cultured ACC2 cells, a cell system established from a human adenoid cystic carcinoma of the palate, in collagen gel matrix and transplanted them in SCID mice. In the collagen gel culture, the cells formed spherical colonies measuring 75.6 +/- 14.6… (More)