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Glioma stem cells: better flat than round.

TitleGlioma stem cells: better flat than round.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsWoolard K, Fine HA
JournalCell Stem Cell
Date Published2009 Jun 05
KeywordsAnimals, Cell Culture Techniques, Cell Shape, Glioma, Humans, Neoplastic Stem Cells

Glioma-initiating cells/glioma stem cells (GIC/GSCs) are grown in vitro using a cumbersome and inefficient spheroid assay. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Pollard and coworkers present a protocol for the efficient derivation of GIC/GSC lines that may greatly improve the isolation and the potential clinical application of these cells.

Alternate JournalCell Stem Cell
PubMed ID19497271