Proliferation of the human colon carcinoma cell line HT29: autocrine growth and deregulated expression of the c-myc oncogene.


Human colon adenocarcinoma cell (line HT29) are able to proliferate in a defined (serum-free) medium containing no added growth factors; in such conditions, their doubling time is 3 to 4 days (on serum-coated dishes) or 2 to 3 days (on an autologous extracellular matrix) compared with 1 day in the presence of fetal calf serum. In the presence of suramin, a… (More)


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