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Cell-based selection provides novel molecular probes for cancer stem cells.
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PMID:  23150432     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cancer stem cells (CSC) represent a malignant subpopulation of cells in hierarchically organized tumors. They constitute a sub-population of malignant cells within a tumor mass and possess the ability to self-renew giving rise to heterogeneous tumor cell populations with a complex set of differentiated tumor cells. CSC may be the cause of metastasis and therapeutic refractory disease. Because few markers exist to identify and isolate pure CSC, we used cell-based Systematic Evolution of Ligands by EXponential enrichment (cell-SELEX) to create DNA aptamers that can identify novel molecular targets on the surfaces of live CSC. Out of 22 putative DNA sequences, 3 bound to ∼90% and 5 bound to ∼15% of DU145 prostate cancer cells. The 15% of cells that were positive for the second panel of aptamers expressed high levels of E-cadherin and CD44, had high aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 activity, grew as spheroids under non-adherent culture conditions, and initiated tumors in immune-compromised mice. The discovery of the molecular targets of these aptamers could reveal novel CSC biomarkers. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Kwame Sefah; Kyung-Mi Bae; Joseph A Phillips; Dietmar W Siemann; Zhen Su; Steve McClellan; Johannes Vieweg; Weihong Tan
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0215     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cancer     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0042124     Medline TA:  Int J Cancer     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 UICC.
Department of Chemistry, Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, Shands Cancer Center, UF Genetics Institute and McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
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