Establishment and Characterization of a Singaporean Chinese Lung Adenocarcinoma Cell Line with Four Copies of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Gene

Establishment and Characterization of a Singaporean Chinese Lung Adenocarcinoma Cell Line with Four Copies of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Gene
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Establishment and Characterization of a Singaporean Chinese Lung Adenocarcinoma Cell Line with Four Copies of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Gene
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BioResearch Open Access
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Publication Date:
30 June 2014
Citation:
Choong Meng Ling, Yong Jacklyn, Wang Yu, and Lee May Ann. BioResearch Open Access. August 2014, 3(4): 176-182. doi:10.1089/biores.2014.0011.
Abstract:
We have established a lung adenocarcinoma cell line, ETCC016, from lung pleural effusion of a male Singaporean Chinese with advanced lung adenocarcinoma. The subject smoked 20 cigarettes per day for more than 30 years. The cell line arose from spontaneous transformation of cells grown in a collagen-coated culture dish. Transformed characteristics of the cell line include the ability to reach high confluency in a culture dish, low cell doubling time, ability to form colonies in soft agar, and ability to form solid tumor in immune-compromised SCID mice. Immunostaining showed that the cells originated from lung epithelial cells. Genomic analysis revealed a large amount of chromosomal aberrations (gain and loss of genetic materials, and loss of heterozygosity [LOH]), indicative of a long history of smoking. The cells have four copies of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and three copies of MYC, but have lost one copy of the RB1 gene. LOH was detected in TP53 and BRAF genes. There is no anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangement. The ETCC016 lung adenocarcinoma cell line has demonstrated susceptibility towards inhibitors specific for EGFR/HER2 and ALK targets, but resistance to MYC-specific inhibitor. This cell line will be a useful model for further understanding of lung adenocarcinoma.
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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ASTAR
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2164-7844
2164-7860
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