Cell and Tissue Biology

, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp 512–521 | Cite as

Primary cell culture from pig neonatal thyroid gland: Growth, folliculogenesis, and hormone activity

  • S. B. Bilyavskaya
  • G. A. Bozhok
  • E. I. Legach
  • I. A. Borovoy
  • I. M. Gella
  • Yu. V. Malyukin
  • T. P. Bondarenko


A comprehensive assay of proliferative and hormonal activity in primary cell cultures derived from neonatal pig thyroid was carried out for the first time. Morphology and basal and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)-stimulated secretion of thyroxin were evaluated in cultures, depending on the initial material placed into the culture: single cells or follicular conglomerates. Spontaneous and under chronic TSH stimulation folliculogenesis and formation of dome structures were assessed in culture. It was demonstrated that the cells expressed β-III-tubulin during prolonged cultivation with nerve growth factor.


thyroid gland primary culture follicle thyrocyte thyroxin 



primary culture


thyrotropic hormone


follicular-cell fraction


follicular fraction


thyroid gland


nerve growth factor


propidium iodine


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. B. Bilyavskaya
    • 1
  • G. A. Bozhok
    • 1
  • E. I. Legach
    • 1
  • I. A. Borovoy
    • 2
  • I. M. Gella
    • 2
  • Yu. V. Malyukin
    • 2
  • T. P. Bondarenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and CryomedicineNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKharkivUkraine
  2. 2.Institute for Scintillation MaterialsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKharkivUkraine

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