EGFP fluorescence as an indicator of cancer cells response to methotrexate.


Methotrexate action in viable cells was monitored by registering changes in EGFP (Enhanced Green Fluorescent Protein) fluorescence intensity. Treatment with 1 microM methotrexate for 48 h of human colorectal adenocarcinoma C85 cells, stably transfected to express EGFP, caused 5-fold increase in EGFP fluorescence assayed by flow cytometry with no distinct… (More)