Description / Table of Contents:
In Vitro Invasion Assay Using MatrigelTM - a ℗ Reconstituted Basement Membrane Preparation -- Single Cell and Spheroid Collagen Type I Invasion Assay -- Rocking Adhesion Assay System to Study Adhesion and Transendothelial Migration of Cancer Cells -- Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) Cell Adhesion on E- and P-Selectin under Physiological Flow Conditions -- Adhesion of Tumour Cells to Matrices and Endothelium -- Cell Aggregation Assays -- Chick Heart Invasion Assay -- Computer Simulation of the Metastatic Progression -- Theoretical Considerations In Using Animal Models of Metastasis and Brief Methodology for In Vivo Colorectal Cancer Models in SCID and Nude Mice -- Syngeneic Murine Metastasis Models: B16 Melanoma -- Imageable Clinically-relevant Mouse Models of Metastasis -- Imaging Metastatic Cell Trafficking at the Cellular Level in vivo with Fluorescent Proteins -- Ultrasound Techniques for the Detection of Tumours and Metastases in Small Animals -- The PFP/RAG2 Double Knock Out Mouse in Metastasis Research: Small Cell Lung Cancer and Prostate Cancer -- Ultrasound Guided Intracardial Injection and In-vivo Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Single Cells in Mice as a Paradigm for Haematogenous Metastases -- Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Metastases in Xenograft Mouse Models of Cancer -- Spontaneous and Experimental Metastasis Models: Nude Mice -- Identifying the Origin and Phenotype of Cells in Tumour Xenografts
The second edition of℗ Metastasis Research Protocols℗ brings together updated versions of the seminal technique that were presented in the first edition and also includes new techniques that have recently been shown to be important in illuminating the processes underlying this important area of biology.℗ Volume 2℗ presents℗ techniques applicable at the level of℗ living cells and tissues, and presents methodologies applicable to cell behaviour℗ in vitro, in animal models and in mathematical constructs. The aim is the study of ℗ the interaction between cancer cells and their host/environment. The focus throughout is on the tools that have been shown to be helpful in unravelling the processes important in cancer metastasis.℗ Written in the highly successful℗ Methods in Molecular Biology℗ series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. ℗ Authoritative and practical,℗ Metastasis Research Protocols, Second Edition: Volume 2℗ seeks to aid scientists in the further study of new methods in the area of metastasis research
XI, 250 p. 34 illus., 10 illus. in color. : online resource.
2nd ed. 2014.