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Vet. Sci. 2016, 3(2), 9;

Establishment and Characterization of New Canine and Feline Osteosarcoma Primary Cell Lines

Department of Pathobiology, Institute of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinaerplatz 1, Vienna 1210, Austria
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Academic Editors: Duncan C. Ferguson and Margarethe Hoenig
Received: 3 February 2016 / Revised: 13 May 2016 / Accepted: 25 May 2016 / Published: 1 June 2016
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Osteosarcomas are the most abundant form of bone malignancies in multiple species. Canine osteosarcomas are considered a valuable model for human osteosarcomas because of their similar features. Feline osteosarcomas, on the other hand, are rarely studied but have interesting characteristics, such as a better survival prognosis than dogs or humans, and less likelihood of metastasis. To enable experimental approaches to study these differences we have established five new canine osteosarcoma cell lines out of three tumors, COS_1186h, COS_1186w, COS_1189, and COS_1220, one osteosarcoma-derived lung metastasis, COS_1033, and two new feline osteosarcoma cell lines, FOS_1077 and FOS_1140. Their osteogenic and neoplastic origin, as well as their potential to produce calcified structures, was determined by the markers osteocalcin, osteonectin, tissue unspecific alkaline phosphatase, p53, cytokeratin, vimentin, and alizarin red. The newly developed cell lines retained most of their markers in vitro but only spontaneously formed spheroids produced by COS_1189 showed calcification in vitro. View Full-Text
Keywords: osteosarcoma; cell culture; dog; cat osteosarcoma; cell culture; dog; cat

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Meyer, F.R.L.; Walter, I. Establishment and Characterization of New Canine and Feline Osteosarcoma Primary Cell Lines. Vet. Sci. 2016, 3, 9.

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