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Galectin-1 transfectants. A population of GFP-sorted cells (the "Gal-1" bars in Figure 4A) was compared to its parental counterpart. The number of metabolically-active cells attached to fibronectin was no different between the two lines at eight hours. Changing the media at four hours reduced the number of cells left for labeling, but the effect was equal in both groups, suggesting a similar rate
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By the ample amount of normal mouse brain tissue available for dissection. In spite of species differences, cross-hybridization of mouse genetic material to human probes did prove to be a common occurrence. These data made it possible to control, rather stringently, for the potential contamination of tumor edge samples with mouse brain. Of course, there could still be possible contamination ?react
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Small-sample protocol recommendations, and GeneChip hybridization followed our standard protocol [28]. After washes, arrays were scanned using the GeneChip Scanner 3000 (Affymetrix, Santa Clara, CA). Light intensity data from all spots on each chip were recorded as .cel files, stored on an internal server, and written to a digital variable disc (DVD).Data normalization and filteringreproducibility
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Ental counterparts. We did not observe, however, distant invasion in U87MG tumors over-expressing galectin-1. The U87MG model is in fact weakly invasive in the brains of immunocompromized mice [33,34], while it is associated with pronounced neoangiogenesis processes [37]. Further work (e.g. viral transduction) with our patient-derivedToussaint et al. Molecular Cancer 2012, 11:32 http://www.molecul
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Assays of GBM cells stably transfected to over-express galectin-1, perfectly fit in with the previous studies mentioned above and highlight the importance of galectin-1 in the biologically aggressive behavior of experimental GBMs. While there was no enhancement of proliferation or change inattachment to fibronectin, galectin-1 upregulation induced more rapid two-dimensional migration and enhanced
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Ant, and the Mayo Clinic Clinician Investigator Training Program (LGT). Author details 1 The Texas Brain and Spine Institute, 8441 St. Hwy 47, Suite 4300, Bryan, TX 77807, USA. 2Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, Texas A M HSC College of Medicine, 2006 MREB, 8447 St. Hwy 47, Bryan, TX 77807, USA. 3Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. 4 Division of Biomed
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Ss microarray chip platforms when hybridizing the same sample RNA [32]. Additionally,Toussaint et al. Molecular Cancer 2012, 11:32 http://www.molecular-cancer.com/content/11/1/Page 8 ofFigure 4 (A) Galectin-1 transfection does not alter U87MG attachment to fibronectin. Attachment to fibronectin-coated 96-well plates was quantitated with an MTT assay with and without a media change in the middle of
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Few of our U87 galectin1 clones. Parental U87MG cells, along with galectin-1 and acGFP-only clones were injected into the right caudate/putamen complex of nude mice. Tumors overexpressing galectin-1 shortened survival of their hosts compared to their parental counterparts (Figure 5). A few animals (7/20) bearing tumors expressing acGFP alone eventually exhibited neurological symptoms. The examinat