Serotonin-producing carcinoid tumour cells in long-term culture. Studies on serotonin release and morphological features.

Tumour cells from a hepatic metastasis of a midgut carcinoid tumour were studied during 240 days of culture. A cell line could not be established, but the cells regularly formed large clusters and islets. The spontaneous release of serotonin (5-HT) and neuropeptide K-like immunoreactivity from cultures were followed. The amine and the peptide levels were… CONTINUE READING