Conditioned medium useful for sustaining growth of colonic crypt cells
Patent Number: 5316937
Date of First Priority Issue: Monday March 16th, 1992
Date Issued: Tuesday May 31st, 1994
Assignee: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (NY)
Inventors: Whitehead, R. H. (Victoria, AU); Burgess, Anthony (Victoria, AU); Zhang, Hui-Hua (Victoria, AU)
Colonic crypt cells are a population of self renewing stem cells that are depleted after radiation and in some situations chemotherapy due to their rapid basal proliferation. In this patent a method of stimulating crypt cell proliferation is disclosed through administration of a conditioned media.
This patent may be useful for identifying the active ingredient in the conditioned media and development of a pharmaceutical.
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