Molecular Cytogenetics of Common Epithelial Cancers > Breast Carcinoma cell lines > MT-3

MT-3 (LS174T contaminated)   [Cellosaurus entry CVCL_2129]

'Breast' Cancer Cell Line, actually colorectal


Shown by SNP analysis to be identical to colorectal line LS174T

Obtained from originators. (Hambly et al, 1997)

Almost normal karyotype with only changes trisomy 7 and iso13, like a typical microsatellite-unstable colorectal line. One X, suggesting male origin. Given that the other lines in this series, MT-1, MC4000 and MaTu are HeLa contaminants, the authenticity of this line was always in doubt.

Notable Features

Representative SKY Karyotype

46(36-47), X, +7, i(13)(q), -X [10]




Breast Cancer Cell Lines