2 articles published in JoVE
High-sensitivity Detection of Micrometastases Generated by GFP Lentivirus-transduced Organoids Cultured from a Patient-derived Colon Tumor Yu Okazawa1,2, Kosuke Mizukoshi1,2, Yu Koyama2,4, Shoki Okubo5, Hiromitsu Komiyama1, Yutaka Kojima1, Michitoshi Goto1, Sonoko Habu3, Okio Hino2, Kazuhiro Sakamoto1, Akira Orimo2 1Department of Coloproctological Surgery, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, 2Department of Molecular Pathogenesis, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, 3Atopy Research Center, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, 4Department of Oral Pathobiological Science and Surgery, Tokyo Dental College, 5Department of Gastroenterology, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine To allow highly sensitive detection of the disseminating human colorectal cancer (CRC) cells colonizing tissues, we herein show a protocol for efficient transduction of green fluorescent protein (GFP) lentiviral particles into PDX-derived CRC organoid cells prior to their injection into recipient mice, with stereo-fluorescence microscopic observation.
Experimental Generation of Carcinoma-Associated Fibroblasts (CAFs) from Human Mammary Fibroblasts Urszula M. Polanska*1, Ahmet Acar*1, Akira Orimo1,2 1CR-UK Stromal-Tumour Interaction Group, Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, University of Manchester, 2Atopy Research Center, Juntendo University Carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) rich in myofibroblasts present within the tumour stroma, play a major role in driving tumour progression. We developed a coimplantation tumour xengraft model for experimentally generating CAFs from human mammary fibroblasts. The protocol describes how to establish CAF myofibroblasts that acquire an ability to promote tumourigenesis.