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In Memoriam: Joseph Leighton, 1921–1999—Father of 3-Dimensional Tissue Culture

  • Robert M. Hoffman
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Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1760)

Abstract

Joseph Leighton developed sponge-matrix histoculture in the early 1950s and is the father of true 3D cell and tissue culture. Dr. Leighton demonstrated that sponge-matrix histoculture could replicate in vivo-like tissue structure and function by allowing cells to take their natural shape.

Key words

Sponge-matrix 3-Dimensional Histoculture Tumors Cell-self-organization Organoid Tissue 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AntiCancer, Inc.San DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUCSDSan DiegoUSA

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