Heterotransplantation of retinoblastoma into the athymic “nude” mouse.

Publications // Mar 01 1977

PubMed ID: 844983

Author(s): Gallie BL, Albert DM, Wong JJ, Buyukmihci N, Pullafito CA. Heterotransplantation of retinoblastoma into the athymic “nude” mouse. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1977 Mar;16(3):256-9.

Journal: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Volume 16, Issue 3, Mar 1977

Fresh surgical specimens of retinoblastoma were successfully transplanted into the anterior chamber of the “nude” mouse (a homozygous mutant, nu/nu, with a severe defect in cellular immunity), filling the eyes but failing to grow subcutaneously. Retinoblastoma cells from an established cell line, Y-79,1 spread from the intraocular injection site to invade the orbit, optic nerve, and brain and formed large tumors when implanted subcutaneously. Tumor cells injected into the anterior chamber of immunologically normal litter-males (heterozygotes, nu/+) survived for varying periods in the anterior chamber but showed little growth.