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Table 1 Tissue origin, description, and morphology of cell strains used

From: Induction by transforming growth factor-β1 of epithelial to mesenchymal transition is a rare event in vitro

Tissue origin Cell strain Description Cell morphology
Human    
Epidermoid HEK Primary epidermal keratinocyte Epithelial
  HaCaT Keratinocyte (abdominal skin) Epithelial
  SCC012 Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma Epithelial
  SCC028 Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma Spindle
  UNC10 Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma Spindle
Breast HMECa Primary breast epithelium Epithelial
  HBL100 Breast epithelium Epithelial
  MCF10A Breast epithelium Epithelial
  BT549 Breast ductal carcinoma Spindle
  MCF7 Pleural metastasis of breast adenocarcinoma Epithelial
  MDA-MB-231 Pleural metastasis of breast adenocarcinoma Spindle
  MDA-MB-361 Brain metastasis of breast adenocarcinoma Epithelial
  MDA-MB-435S Pleural metastasis of breast adenocarcinoma Spindle
  MDA-MB-436 Pleural metastasis of breast adenocarcinoma Spindle
  MDA-MB-468 Pleural metastasis of breast adenocarcinoma Epithelial
Lung A549 Non-small-cell lung carcinoma Epithelial
  H1299 Lymph node metastasis of non-small-cell lung carcinoma Epithelial
Pancreas Colo357 Pancreatic carcinoma Epithelial
  Panc-1 Pancreatic ductal carcinoma Epithelial
Prostate DU145 Brain metastasis of prostate adenocarcinoma Epithelial
Mouse    
Epidermoid MK Epidermal keratinocytes Epithelial
  KC K-Ras transformed epidermal keratinocytes Epithelial
Mammary gland NMuMG Mammary gland epithelium Epithelial
  EpH4 Mammary gland epithelium Epithelial
  4T1 Mammary tumor Epithelial
Kidney MCT Proximal tubular epithelial Epithelial
  1. aHuman mammary epithelial cells (HMECs) from patients #1012 and #1016. HEK, primary human epidermal keratinocytes; MK, mouse keratinocytes.