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    A 3D Skin Melanoma Spheroid-Based Model to Assess Tumor-Immune Cell Interactions
    Authors:  Marek Wagner and Shigeo Koyasu, date: 12/05/2020, view: 2201, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Three-dimensional (3D) tumor spheroids have the potential to bridge the gap between two-dimensional (2D) monolayer tumor cell cultures and solid tumors with which they share a significant degree of similarity. However, the progression of solid tumors is often influenced by the dynamic and reciprocal interactions between tumor and immune cells. ...
    Adoptive Transfer of Monocytes Sorted from Bone Marrow
    Authors:  Damya Laoui, Eva Van Overmeire, Chloé Abels, Jiri Keirsse and Jo A Van Ginderachter, date: 01/05/2019, view: 6123, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Inflammatory Ly6Chi monocytes can give rise to distinct mononuclear myeloid cells in the tumor microenvironment, such as monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (Mo-MDSC), immature macrophages, M2-like tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs), M1-like TAMs or monocyte-derived dendritic cells (Mo-DCs). This protocol describes a method to ...
    Macrophage Polarization by Tumor-induced MDSCs Assay
    Authors:  Felipe Vences-Catalán, Minu K. Srivastava and Shoshana Levy, date: 08/20/2016, view: 11470, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are a subset of granulocytes (immature myeloid cells) that exploit a variety of mechanism to modulate the innate and adaptive immune system. MDSCs are present normally in the body, but their numbers increase during inflammation and in cancer, promoting an immunosuppressive microenvironment. In addition to ...



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