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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1985 Apr 30;128(2):898-905.

MDA-468, a human breast cancer cell line with a high number of epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptors, has an amplified EGF receptor gene and is growth inhibited by EGF.

Abstract

Epidermal growth factor (EGF) has been noted to stimulate proliferation of a variety of normal and malignant cells including those of human breast epithelium. We report here that MDA-468, a human breast cancer cell line with a very high number of EGF receptors, is growth-inhibited at EGF concentrations that stimulate most other cells. The basis for the elevated receptor level is EGF receptor gene amplification and over-expression. An MDA-468 clone selected for resistance to EGF-induced growth inhibition shows a number of receptors within the normal range. The results are discussed in relation to a threshold model for EGF-induced growth inhibition.

PMID:
2986629
DOI:
10.1016/0006-291x(85)90131-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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