Characterization of twenty-five ovarian tumour cell lines that phenocopy primary tumours

Tan A. Ince, Aurea D. Sousa, Michelle A. Jones, J. Chuck Harrell, Elin S. Agoston, Marit Krohn, Laura M. Selfors, Wenbin Liu, Ken Chen, Mao Yong, Peter Buchwald, Bin Wang, Katherine S. Hale, Evan Cohick, Petra Sergent, Abigail Witt, Zhanna Kozhekbaeva, Sizhen Gao, Agoston T. Agoston, Melissa A. MerrittRosemary Foster, Bo R. Rueda, Christopher P. Crum, Joan S. Brugge, Gordon B. Mills

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    Abstract

    Currently available human tumour cell line panels consist of a small number of lines in each lineage that generally fail to retain the phenotype of the original patient tumour. Here we develop a cell culture medium that enables us to routinely establish cell lines from diverse subtypes of human ovarian cancers with >95% efficiency. Importantly, the 25 new ovarian tumour cell lines described here retain the genomic landscape, histopathology and molecular features of the original tumours. Furthermore, the molecular profile and drug response of these cell lines correlate with distinct groups of primary tumours with different outcomes. Thus, tumour cell lines derived using this methodology represent a significantly improved platform to study human tumour pathophysiology and response to therapy.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number7419
    JournalNature communications
    Volume6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 17 2015

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    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
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    Ince, T. A., Sousa, A. D., Jones, M. A., Harrell, J. C., Agoston, E. S., Krohn, M., Selfors, L. M., Liu, W., Chen, K., Yong, M., Buchwald, P., Wang, B., Hale, K. S., Cohick, E., Sergent, P., Witt, A., Kozhekbaeva, Z., Gao, S., Agoston, A. T., ... Mills, G. B. (2015). Characterization of twenty-five ovarian tumour cell lines that phenocopy primary tumours. Nature communications, 6, [7419]. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms8419