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Featured model - Orthotopic glioblastoma mouse model

01 / 07 / 2020

Our syngeneic glioma mouse model, based on the intracranial inoculation of Luc2-expressing GL261 cells and bioluminescence imaging for tumor growth monitoring, represents a suitable tool for chemo- and immunotherapy assessment. It closely mimics the human disease in terms of tumor progression and anti-tumor response, and recapitulates glioblastoma characteristic features including among others tumor immune cell infiltration and tumor-induced immunosuppression.

Model responsiveness to standard Temozolomide and immune checkpoint inhibitors i.e. anti-CTLA4, anti-PD1, and anti-PDL1 antibodies, makes it well-suited for testing candidate compounds for their efficacy, as single agents and/or in combination, in promoting anti-tumor activity.