|Application:||Gene expression microarray analysis|
|Number of samples:||4|
|Release date:||Dec 29 2011|
|Last update date:||Apr 5 2017|
|Dataset link||A novel way for enriching human melanoma precursor cells to identify cellular targets for antineoplastic therapy|
To reveal pathways of self-renewal in melanoma we have used two single cell clones that were prepared from primary human melanoma cultures obtained from a primary lesion. These cell clones differed in the self-renewal capacity (in the limiting dilution assay) and in their morphology: high self-renewal/polygonal vs low self-renewal/spindle shaped. We compared the two cell types described above, cultured in either regular RPMI-based media or culture conditions developed to enrich for normal melanocytic precursors (Cook AL, Donatien PD, Smith AG, Murphy M, Jones MK, et al. (2003) Human melanoblasts in culture: expression of BRN2 and synergistic regulation by fibroblast growth factor-2, stem cell factor, and endothelin-3. J Invest Dermatol 121: 1150-1159.), designated MPC (melanoma precursor cells) conditions, for two weeks.