Protocol for generating lung and liver metastasis in mice using models that bypass intravasation


Forced metastasis models, those in which the step of intravasation is bypassed, can be used to investigate the mechanisms underlying metastasis and evaluate potential therapeutic targets. Here, we present a protocol for using three forced models of lung and liver metastasis to generate metastasis within 3-4 weeks in approximately 99% of injected mice. We describe steps for cancer cell preparation, mouse analgesia and anesthesia; injecting through intrasplenic, intraportal, and intravenous techniques; and daily evaluation of metastasis. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Giannou et al.1.

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StatusVeröffentlicht - 15.03.2024

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PubMed 38244200