Establishment of a leukemic lymphocyte culture from human aqueous humor

Nan Wang, Huanming Yang, Joel S. Schuman

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We have recently developed new techniques for culturing chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) lymphocytes from human aqueous humor. We used leukemic lymphocytes collected from the aqueous humor of a patient with CLL and leukemic glaucoma. We grew these leukemic cells in combination with a feeder cell layer and other technical refinements. Microscopy and immunoassay indicate success in obtaining a homogenous population of B-type CLL cells through the 12th passage of the culture. No significant effect on cell growth was found with either of two mitogens (PWM and PHA), or between culture with and without autologous serum. Our new techniques for culturing leukemic cells derived from the aqueous humor provide a reliable resource for the study of chronic lymphocytic leukemia lymphocytes and leukemic glaucoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-143
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Eye Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1995


  • Cell culture
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Feeder layer
  • Glaucoma
  • Human
  • Lymphocyte

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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