Examining the Neoplastic Cells in Pigs with Melanoblastoma

  • Capelo Patricia
Keywords: Pig, Neoplastic Cells, Melanoblastoma, Tumour Cells


In humans, cutaneous melanoblastoma accounts for about 2% of all malignancies and belongs to
those tumours whose incidence is worldwide rising steadily over the past few decades. The aim of this study
was to examine the group of pigs with advanced melanoblastoma for the presence of circulating neoplastic cells
and to assess the applicability of the nested RT-PCR assay for tyrosinase-specific mRNA for studying
dissemination of melanoma cells.