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An MCF-7 human breast cancer cell line was selected which was 200-fold more resistant to Adriamycin than the wild type cell line. This Adriamycin-resistant (AdrR) cell line exhibited a multidrug-resistant phenotype and was cross-resistant to a wide range of antineoplastic agents including Vinca alkaloids, anthracyclines, and epipodophyllotoxins. Cytogenetic(More)
A specific, acquired chromosomal abnormality (deletion 3p) has been found in at least one chromosome 3 in 100 percent of the metaphases in 12 of 12 cell lines cultured from human small-cell lung cancer tissue and in 2-day tumor culture specimens from three patients. Analysis of the shortest region of overlap shows the deletion to be 3p(14-23). This specific(More)
In order to determine whether or not there are specific chromosomal changes in small cell lung cancer (SCLC), karyotypic analyses of 16 continuous SCLC tissue culture lines, three fresh tumor specimens (bone marrow), one direct preparation of bone marrow involved with SCLC, and two lymphoblastoid lines derived from SCLC patients were studied. Cell lines(More)
Intercalator-induced DNA strand breaks in mammalian cells represent topoisomerase II:DNA complexes trapped by intercalators. These complexes are detected as protein-associated DNA single-strand breaks (SSB) and DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) by filter elution. Using Chinese hamster lung fibroblasts (V79 cells) that were treated for 30 min with various(More)
Cigarette smoking is considered to be the single most important acquired cause of cancer mortality. Studies of chromosome aberrations, sister chromatid exchanges, and fragile sites in peripheral blood or bone marrow are useful methods to detect the effects of the environmental mutagens or carcinogens found in cigarette smoke. The effects of smoking on the(More)
Cytogenetic studies of the human breast cancer cell line MCF-7 and the sublines derived from it demonstrated extensive aneuploidy with both numerical and structural abnormalities and a wide range of heteroploidy. Detailed G-banding analyses showed that loss of marker chromosomes was a rare event, while formation of additional structural abnormalities was(More)
We have established and characterized two mesothelioma cell lines, MS-1 and MS-2, in four attempts at long-term culture of these cells. Both MS-1 and MS-2 cells consistently express cytokeratin and vimentin, and both have long, slender microvilli. The cells that grew indefinitely (MS-1, MS-2) had a higher DNA index and a higher nucleus:cytoplasm ratio than(More)
Cytogenetic studies were conducted on fresh and cultured cells from 11 patients with human T-cell leukemia virus-associated adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma. Clones with abnormal karyotypes were detected in 9 of the 11 patients. Chromosome numbers were near-diploid in cells from all but 1 patient who also had a tetraploid clone. The chromosome abnormalities(More)
4'-(9-Acridinylamino)methanesulfon-m-anisidide, etoposide, and 2-methyl-9-hydroxyellipticinium are antitumor topoisomerase II (topo II) inhibitors. The relationship between drug-induced sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) or chromosomal aberrations and cytotoxicity was investigated in Chinese hamster cells sensitive (DC3F) and resistant (DC3F/9-OHE) to topo(More)