GSE54773 Gene expression analysis of murine 4T1 breast cancer cells derived from primary tumor, lung metastasis and brain metastasis

Contributors : Girieca Lorusso ; Curzio RueggSeries Type : Expression profiling by arrayOrganism : Mus musculusWe recently established an orthotopic breast cancer model of brain metastasis based on the injection of murine breast cancer cell lines into the mammary fat pad. This model is based on the use of 4T1 murine breast carcinoma cells. 4T1-derived tumors recapitulate the main steps of human breast cancer progression, including epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and metastases to lung and lymph nodes.Bioluminescence imaging revealed the appearance of secondary lesions to the lung and lymph nodes and sporadically to the brain. Brain metastases were confirmed by macroscopic and microscopic evaluation of the brains at necropsy. We then isolated brain metastatic cells, re-injected them orthotopically in syngeneic (BALB/c) mice and isolated again cell lines from brain metastatic lesions for two rounds of selection. We obtained a cell line metastasizing to the brain with 100% penetrance (named 4T1-BM2 for Brain Metastasis, 2nd generation). In parallel we derived after two rounds of in vivo growth tumor cell lines from primary tumors (4T1-T2) and from lung metastases (4T1-LM2).
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