Methods for Analyzing Tumor Angiogenesis in the Chick Chorioallantoic Membrane Model.
Center for Molecular Medicine, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)
Animals, Cell Line, Tumor, Cell Transformation, Neoplastic, Chick Embryo, Chorioallantoic Membrane, Humans, Neovascularization, Pathologic, X-Ray Microtomography
Models of tumor angiogenesis have played a critical role in understanding the mechanisms involved in the recruitment of vasculature to the tumor mass, and have also provided a platform for testing antiangiogenic potential of new therapeutics that combat the development of malignant growth. In this regard, the chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) of the developing chick embryo has proven to be an elegant model for investigation of angiogenic processes. Here, we describe methods for effectively utilizing the preestablished vascular network of the chick CAM to investigate and quantify tumor-associated angiogenesis in a breast tumor model.
Ames, Jacquelyn J; Henderson, Terry; Liaw, Lucy; and Brooks, Peter C, "Methods for Analyzing Tumor Angiogenesis in the Chick Chorioallantoic Membrane Model." (2016). Maine Medical Center. 826.