Accession Number : ADA511041


Title :   Isolation and Growth of Prostate Stem Cells and Establishing Cancer Cell Lines from Human Prostate Tumors


Descriptive Note : Annual summary rept. 1 May 2007-30 Apr 2009


Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD


Personal Author(s) : Griend, Donald Vander


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a511041.pdf


Report Date : May 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : The objective of this proposal was to isolate, grow, and characterize normal prostate stem cells and establish new prostate cancer cell lines from fresh human prostate tissues. The hypothesis is that prostate stem cells express defined stem cell markers, self-renew, and require the use of a feeder layer which is necessary for the establishment of prostate cancer cell lines from primary tumors. The goal of Specific Aim I was to test the hypothesis that normal human prostate stem cells express markers of other tissue stem cells, require a defined in vitro growth environment for self-renewal and differentiation, generate progeny that differentiate into cells found within the prostate epithelial compartment, and form functioning prostatic glandular structures in vivo. We have completed all the work set forth in Specific Aims I and II and have published the majority of the results, in addition to three additional manuscripts which are either in progress (x1) or under review (x2).


Descriptors :   *PROSTATE CANCER , *STEM CELLS , ISOLATION , NEOPLASMS , IN VITRO ANALYSIS , HYPOTHESES , CELLS(BIOLOGY) , PROSTATE GLAND , TISSUES(BIOLOGY) , EPITHELIUM , MARKERS


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE