The Cell/Tissue Morphology Core (Core B) is strategically established to address the shared needs of morphological characterization of tumor samples atthe histological, cellular, and organelle levels. Based on the specific aims proposed by the 3 Project Leaders, this Core will have 2 essential components: (1) Histopathology to perform histological analysis of tumors, quantitative and qualitative assessment of cell death/survival pathways, and interactions between tumor cells and microenvironment from animal and cell culture models. The core will also perform quantitative immunohistochemistry (IHC) analysis of hypoxia and key UPR antigens identified by this programmatic group to assess the expression of critical molecules. (2) Electron Microscopy (EM) analysis of ultrastructural changes to cell organelles, particularly the changes of ER compartment and other secretory organelles, subcellular evidence of cell injury and cell death, and the dynamic changes of organelles involved in autophagic pathway. It is oiir strong believe that the Core B will be able to provide project-oriented technological support with consistence, high quality, and scientific interaction in a much more efficient and economic fasliion than that performed and maintained by each individual group.

Public Health Relevance

CORE B is not a

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Research Program Projects (P01)
Project #
1P01CA165997-01A1
Application #
8596397
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZCA1-RPRB-B (M2))
Project Start
2013-09-18
Project End
2018-08-31
Budget Start
2013-09-18
Budget End
2014-08-31
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$198,234
Indirect Cost
$66,148
Name
University of Pennsylvania
Department
Type
DUNS #
042250712
City
Philadelphia
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
19104
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