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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2012

Authors: Rütgen, BC; Willenbrock, S; Reimann-Berg, N; Walter, I; Fuchs-Baumgartinger, A; Wagner, S; Kovacic, B; Essler, SE; Schwendenwein, I; Nolte, I; Saalmüller, A; Murua Escobar, H

Title: Authentication of primordial characteristics of the CLBL-1 cell line prove the integrity of a canine B-cell lymphoma in a murine in vivo model.

Source: PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e40078

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Fuchs-Baumgartinger Andrea
Hammer Sabina
Kovacic Boris
Rütgen Barbara
Saalmüller Armin
Schwendenwein Ilse
Walter Ingrid

Vetmed Research Units
Clinical Pathology Platform
Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Institute of Immunology
Institute of Pathology

Cell lines are key tools in cancer research allowing the generation of neoplasias in animal models resembling the initial tumours able to mimic the original neoplasias closely in vivo. Canine lymphoma is the major hematopoietic malignancy in dogs and considered as a valuable spontaneous large animal model for human Non-Hodgkin"s Lymphoma (NHL). Herein we describe the establishment and characterisation of an in vivo model using the canine B-cell lymphoma cell line CLBL-1 analysing the stability of the induced tumours and the ability to resemble the original material. CLBL-1 was injected into Rag2(-/-)γ(c) (-/-) mice. The generated tumor material was analysed by immunophenotyping and histopathology and used to establish the cell line CLBL-1M. Both cell lines were karyotyped for detection of chromosomal aberrations. Additionally, CLBL-1 was stimulated with IL-2 and DSP30 as described for primary canine B-cell lymphomas and NHL to examine the stimulatory effect on cell proliferation. CLBL-1 in vivo application resulted in lymphoma-like disease and tumor formation. Immunophenotypic analysis of tumorous material showed expression of CD45(+), MHCII(+), CD11a(+) and CD79αcy(+). PARR analysis showed positivity for IgH indicating a monoclonal character. These cytogenetic, molecular, immunophenotypical and histological characterisations of the in vivo model reveal that the induced tumours and thereof generated cell line resemble closely the original material. After DSP30 and IL-2 stimulation, CLBL-1 showed to respond in the same way as primary material. The herein described CLBL-1 in vivo model provides a highly stable tool for B-cell lymphoma research in veterinary and human medicine allowing various further in vivo studies.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Cell Line, Tumor
Disease Models, Animal*
Lymphoma, B-Cell/pathology*
Mice, Knockout
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

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