Spheroids, Cellular

Sfäroider, cellulära

Engelsk definition

Spherical, heterogeneous aggregates of proliferating, quiescent, and necrotic cells in culture that retain three-dimensional architecture and tissue-specific functions. The ability to form spheroids is a characteristic trait of CULTURED TUMOR CELLS derived from solid TUMORS. Cells from normal tissues can also form spheroids. They represent an in-vitro model for studies of the biology of both normal and malignant cells. (From Bjerkvig, Spheroid Culture in Cancer Research, 1992, p4)

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Engelska synonymer

Cellular Spheroid Cellular Spheroids Spheroid, Cellular Multicellular Spheroids Multicellular Spheroid Spheroid, Multicellular Spheroids, Multicellular