Investigation of the predictive value of a radiosurgery-relevant treatment of glioblastoma spheroids. Organotypic multicellular spheroids were cultured and irradiated (20 Gy). Morphology, apoptosis and immunohistochemical expression of p53, p21, MIB-1, TGF-beta and VEGF were examined 4 h, 24 h, 7 days, and 14 days following treatment. Cell proliferation decreased, while apoptosis was increased. No morphological damage was observed. p53 expression was significantly increased after 4 h. TGF-beta and VEGF expression were only slightly altered. Particularly early changes in proliferation and apoptosis can be observed in spheroids. Individual response differences suggest spheroids of human gliomas to be useful for monitoring radiosurgery effects.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2004|