Characterization of epithelial phenotypes in mortal and immortal human breast cells.


We have previously described the mortal human breast epithelial culture MCF-10M, that was derived from fibrocystic breast tissue, was cultivated in medium with low calcium content for over 2 years, and spontaneously gave rise to the immortal MCF-10 cell line. The emergence of immortalized cells, characterized by growth in conventional calcium levels, from… (More)


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