The ERα CALUX transactivation assay is described in Annex 4 of the OECD TG 455. It uses the human U2OS cell line to detect estrogenic agonist and antagonist activity mediated through human estrogen receptor alpha (hERα).This test method is specifically designed to detect hERα-mediated

Last updated on: 04-03-2021 - 16:33

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Organisation: Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO)
Status: Validated by an external party (e.g. OECD, EURL ECVAM,…)
MELN cells [provided by INSERM, Montpellier, FR; Balaguer et al. (1999)] are oestrogen-sensitive human breast cancer cells (MCF-7) stably transfected with the oestrogen-responsive gene (ERE-βGlo-Luc-SVNeo) carried by integrated plasmids. A standard set-up has been developed to expose MELN cells

Last updated on: 28-01-2020 - 16:39

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Organisation: Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO)
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
The rainbow trout gill cell line assay quantifies cell viability using fluorescent measurements for metabolic activity (Alamar Blue, AB), cell membrane integrity (5-CarboxyFluorescein DiAcetate AcetoxyMethyl ester, CFDA-AM) and lysosomal membrane integrity (Neutral Red, NR). Chemicals are added to

Last updated on: 20-01-2020 - 10:26

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Organisation: Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO)
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
VITO can offer expertise in animal-free methods for inhalation testing. VITO has an Air-Liquid Interface (ALI) platform with three ALI exposure modules: two commercial systems for bronchial studies and one in-house developed system for lower airway studies. At VITO ALI exposure modules, aerosol

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 14:08

Organisation: Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO)
Partners: Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO)
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal