In Vitro

, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp 531–537 | Cite as

Cholera toxin stimulation of human mammary epithelial cells in culture

  • Martha R. Stampfer
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Summary

Addition of cholera toxin to human mammary epithelial cultures derived from reduction mammoplasties and primary carcinomas greatly stimulated cell growth and increased the number of times the cells could be successfully subcultured. Other agents known to increase intracellular cAMP levels were also growth stimulatory. The increased growth potential conferred by cholera toxin enhances the usefulness of this cell culture system.

Key words

cholera toxin human mammary epithelial cells 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martha R. Stampfer
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Peralta Cancer Research Institute, Paralta HospitalOakland
  2. 2.Donner Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryBerkeley

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