Morphogenesis and oncogenesis of MCF-10A mammary epithelial acini grown in three-dimensional basement membrane cultures

Debnath, J., Muthuswamy, S. K., Brugge, J. S. (July 2003) Morphogenesis and oncogenesis of MCF-10A mammary epithelial acini grown in three-dimensional basement membrane cultures. Methods, 30 (3). pp. 256-268. ISSN 1046-2023

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12798140
DOI: 10.1016/S1046-2023(03)00032-X

Abstract

The three-dimensional culture of MCF-10A mammary epithelial cells on a reconstituted basement membrane results in formation of polarized, growth-arrested acini-like spheroids that recapitulate several aspects of glandular architecture in vivo. Oncogenes introduced into MCF-10A cells disrupt this morphogenetic process, and elicit distinct morphological phenotypes. Recent studies analyzing the mechanistic basis for phenotypic heterogeneity observed among different oncogenes (e.g., ErbB2, cyclin D1) have illustrated the utility of this three-dimensional culture system in modeling the biological activities of cancer genes, particularly with regard to their ability to disrupt epithelial architecture during the early aspects of carcinoma formation. Here we provide a collection of protocols to culture MCF-10A cells, to establish stable pools expressing a gene of interest via retroviral infection, as well as to grow and analyze MCF-10A cells in three-dimensional basement membrane culture. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: three-dimensional culture MCF-10A mammary acini Oncogenes luminal apoptosis glandular architecture HUMAN-BREAST-CANCER GENE-EXPRESSION PATTERNS CELL-LINE APOPTOSIS SURVIVAL POLARITY MODELS DIFFERENTIATION TRANSFORMATION PROLIFERATION
Subjects: Investigative techniques and equipment
Investigative techniques and equipment > cell culture
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types

organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > epithelial cells
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > epithelial cells
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > epithelial cells

organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > mammary gland
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions
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Communities: CSHL labs > Muthuswamy lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: July 2003
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 20:41
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2013 20:41
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/27939

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