Drug resistant MCF-7 cells exhibit epithelial-mesenchymal transition gene expression pattern

Iseri, Ozlem Darcansoy
Kars, Meltem Demirel
Arpaci, Fikret
Atalay, Can
Pak, Isin
Gündüz, Ufuk
Purpose: Multidrug resistance is resistance to structurally unrelated anticancer agents. Large-scale expression analysis by using high-density oligonucleotide microarrays may provide information about new candidate genes contributing to MDR. This study demonstrates alterations in expression levels of several genes related to epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in paclitaxel, docetaxel, and doxorubicin resistant MCF-7 cells.


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Citation Formats
O. D. Iseri, M. D. Kars, F. Arpaci, C. Atalay, I. Pak, and U. Gündüz, “Drug resistant MCF-7 cells exhibit epithelial-mesenchymal transition gene expression pattern,” BIOMEDICINE & PHARMACOTHERAPY, pp. 40–45, 2011, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/31655.