Cell line-derived Tumor Xenograft (CDX) Models

Cell line-derived Tumor Xenograft (CDX) Models


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The cell line-derived xenograft (CDX) model, one of the commonly used models for studying tumor cell proliferation and in vivo drug screening, involves inoculation of tumor cells (subcultured in vitro) into immunodeficient mice. Due to the long-term cell passage in vitro, they have the characteristics of high homology, easy construction, and reproducibility. However, in the process of continuous culture and passaging, tumor heterogeneity is quite different from the original tumor tissue.

Cyagen can provide you with various CDX models, such as breast cancer, liver cancer, bowel cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, melanoma, bladder cancer, leukemia, ovarian cancer, brain cancer models, as well as highly customizable in vivo pharmacodynamic services for these corresponding models.

Cyagen can provide various pharmacological evaluation methods, such as tumor growth curve/weight curve, blood biochemical indicators, pathological test (frozen section and paraffin section examination, H&E staining, immunohistochemistry (IHC), etc.), flow cytometry, molecular testing, and more – which together provide the variety of data required for analyzing a drug’s mechanism of action (MOA).

Backgrounds: BALB/c nude, NOD scid, C-NKG mice, etc.

Typical Injection Sites: Subcutaneous, intravenous, or in situ.

Selected Cell line derived xenografts (CDX) Model Cases

A549 Human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell subcutaneous tumor model


The growth curve of A549 Human non-small cell lung cancer cell subcutaneous tumor

Figure 1. Formation experiment of A549 Human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell subcutaneous tumor.
A549 cells were inoculated into BALB/c nude mice, NOD/SCID mice, and BRGSF mice through subcutaneous injection, to measure the tumor volume at different time points.


Figure 2. Photos of nude mice inoculated with A459 cells 6 weeks after inoculation.