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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: DNA content, chromatin texture and nuclear morphology in benzo[a]pyrene-transformed human breast epithelial cells after microcell-mediated transfer of chromosomes 11 and 17
Author: Mello, MLS
Vidal, BD
Lareef, MH
Hu, YF
Yang, XQ
Russo, J
Abstract: Background: A relation between the changes in DNA content and chromatin supra-organization and the expression of gradual steps of tumorigenesis has been assessed by image analysis in human breast epithelial cells (MCF-10F) treated with benzo[a]pyrene (BP) (cell lines BP1, BP1-E, BP1-Tras, and-others). Methods: Because abnormal chromosomes 11 and 17 have been associated with neoplastic progression in BP-transformed MCF-10F cells, image analysis of Feulgen-stained tumorigenic BP1-E cells with the microcell-mediated chromosome transfer of normal chromosomes 11 and 17 was carried out. Results: A tendency of DNA amount distribution and nuclear size restoration to values typical of non-transformed MCF-10F cells Was demonstrated, especially after the transfer of chromosome 17. No reversion in chromatin texture was found after the transfer of chromosome 11 or 17. Conclusions: Although the presence of a normal chromosome 17 should be considered among the necessary steps for tumorigenic human breast epithelial cells to recover their normality, a more complex genome balance is required for the entire nuclear chromatin of these cells to recover its totally normal supra-organization and expression. (C) 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Subject: DNA content
chromatin texture
human breast epithelial cells
chromosomes 11 and 17
image analysis
Country: EUA
Editor: Wiley-liss
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1002/cyto.a.10029
Date Issue: 2003
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