In vivo echographic evidence of tumoral vascularization and microenvironment interactions in metastatic orthotopic human neuroblastoma xenografts.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_02E6410C4371
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
In vivo echographic evidence of tumoral vascularization and microenvironment interactions in metastatic orthotopic human neuroblastoma xenografts.
Périodique
International journal of cancer
Auteur(s)
Joseph JM, Gross N, Lassau N, Rouffiac V, Opolon P, Laudani L, Auderset K, Geay JF, Mühlethaler-Mottet A, Vassal G
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
03/2005
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Human neuroblastoma (NB) is the second most frequent solid tumor of childhood and represents a highly heterogeneous disease at clinical and biologic levels. Little progress has been made to improve the poor prognosis of patients with high‐stage NB. Tumor progression and metastatic dissemination still represent major obstacles to the successful treatment of advanced stage disease. In order to develop and evaluate new, targeted, therapeutic strategies, fully defined and biologically relevant in vivo models of NB are strongly needed. We have developed an orthotopic model of metastatic human NB in the nude mouse, using 2 well‐characterized NB cell lines. Tumor growth, vascular properties and metastatic patterns were investigated using a sensitive and newly developed in vivo echographic technology in addition to immunohistochemistry and PCR analyses. Results show that implantation of low numbers of NB cells directly into the adrenal gland of nude mice resulted in rapid and homogeneous tumor growth without tumor morbidity. Nude mice were shown to rapidly develop highly vascularized adrenal tumors that selectively metastasized to the liver and bone marrow. In addition, the newly formed mouse vessels in orthotopic but not in heterotopic tumors, were found to express the highly angiogenic αvβ3 integrin marker, indicating the development of a truly malignant neovasculature in orthotopic conditions only. This observation confirms the impact of the regional microenvironment on tumor biology and suggests the existence of cross‐talk with the tumor cells. In conclusion, such model faithfully reproduces the growth, vascular and metastatic patterns as observed in patients. It therefore represents a powerful and biologically relevant tool to improve our understanding of the biology of NB and to develop and assess new antiangiogenic and metastasis‐targeted therapies.
Mots-clé
neuroblastoma, orthotopic model, metastasis, angiogenesis, tumor microenvironment
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