Isolation of total RNA from transgenic mouse melanoma subsets using fluorescence-activated cell sorting.

The majority of tumors, including melanoma, are phenotypically heterogeneous in that they contain various cell populations with differential expression of cell surface antigens such as CD133/Prominin-1. We have used fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) technology to purify CD133(+) and CD133(-) cellular subsets from mouse melanoma models for high… (More)