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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Dna Content And Chromatin Texture Of Human Breast Epithelial Cells Transformed With 17-beta-estradiol And The Estrogen Antagonist Ici 182,780 As Assessed By Image Analysis.
Author: Mello, Maria Luiza S
Vidal, Benedicto C
Russo, Irma H
Lareef, Mohamed H
Russo, Jose
Abstract: The immortalized human breast epithelial MCF-10F cell line, although estrogen receptor alpha negative, develops cell proliferating activities and invasiveness indicative of neoplastic transformation, after treatment with 17-beta-estradiol (E-2). These effects are similar to those produced by benzo[a]pyrene (BP). Since we have previously reported changes in the nuclear parameters accompanying BP-induced tumorigenesis in MCF-10F cells, we have examined whether similar alterations occur in E-2-treated cells. We therefore studied DNA amounts and other nuclear parameters in Feulgen-stained MCF-10F cells after treatment with various concentrations of E-2, BP, the estrogen antagonist ICI 182,780, and E-2 in the presence of ICI 182,780. E-2 caused a certain loss of DNA and changes in the nuclear size and chromatin supraorganization of MCF-10F cells. Many of these changes were similar to those produced by BP and were indicative of neoplastic transformation. More intense chromatin remodelling was seen with 70 nM E-2. Since these changes were not abrogated totally or partially by ICI 182,780, the neoplastic transformation of MCF-10F cells stimulated by E-2 involved a process that was independent of estrogen alpha-receptors. The changes produced by ICI 182,780 alone were attributed to effects other than its well-known anti-estrogenic activity.
Subject: Benzo(a)pyrene
Breast Neoplasms
Cell Line, Transformed
Cell Nucleus
Cell Transformation, Neoplastic
Dna, Neoplasm
Epithelial Cells
Estrogen Antagonists
Image Cytometry
Citation: Mutation Research. v. 617, n. 1-2, p. 1-7, 2007-Apr.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.mrfmmm.2006.08.013
Date Issue: 2007
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