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Cell line: MCF-7
Description: Human Caucasian breast adenocarcinoma, established from the pleural effusion from a 69 year female caucasian suffering from a breast adenocarcinoma. Cells exhibit some features of differentiated mammary epithelium (epithelial-like) including oestradiol synthesis and formation of domes. Cells may carry B or C type retrovirus and are considered to represent a category 2 pathogen (P2 containment). Cells express both the wildtype and variant oestrogen receptors as well as progesterone receptor. (Special thanks to Nisreen Beyrouti and Mira Zaatari)

Human Caucasian breast adenocarcinoma

This photo was taken by Hashem A. Dbouk on 11/07/2006