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In vitro derivation and characterization of a colorectal cancer stem cell subpopulation


In the present publication we describe for the first time the derivation of cancer stem cells from a weakly metastatic human colorectal carcinoma cell line MIP101 via selecting from the native population the cells that express intensively an embryonic stem cell marker, POU5F1 (Oct4). We provide the evidence that these cells possess an elevated clonogenic and tumorigenic potential when compared to the native population, and this correlates to the hypothesis of cancer stem cells’ primary role in the development of malignant neoplasms.

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carcinoembryonic antigen


cancer stem cells


reverse transcription and polymerase chain reaction


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Original Russian Text © A.P. Davydov-Sinitsyn, O.V. Bazhenova, M.A. Liskovykh, L.L. Chechik, S.V. Ponomartsev, A.N. Tomilin, E.N. Tolkunova, 2013, published in Tsitologiya, 2013, Vol. 55, No. 5, pp. 318–323.

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Davydov-Sinitsyn, A.P., Bazhenova, O.V., Liskovykh, M.A. et al. In vitro derivation and characterization of a colorectal cancer stem cell subpopulation. Cell Tiss. Biol. 7, 320–324 (2013).

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  • cancer stem cells
  • tumorigenicity
  • POU5F1
  • Oct4