Short-Term Explant Cultures

Most of the patient-derived xenograft lines in the Mayo Clinic Brain Tumor Patient-Derived Xenograft National Resource can be used to establish short-term explant cultures in stem cell culture or fetal bovine serum (FBS) culture.

Some of these cultures can be restored for in vitro use from cryopreserved samples. Others can be reliably grown only from freshly processed flank tumor tissue.

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To request cryopreserved cells or check availability of fresh explant cultures, contact the PDX National Resource.