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Table 1 Expression levels of epithelial and mesenchymal markers in breast cancer cell lines and CTCs

From: Variable expression levels of keratin and vimentin reveal differential EMT status of circulating tumor cells and correlation with clinical characteristics and outcome of patients with metastatic breast cancer

  Keratin vimentin vim/K
MCF-7 Range 25.08 -131.69 9.01 – 24.75 0.12 - 0.49
Mean 87.34 ± 18.99 15.68 ± 2.58 0.19 ± 0.05
T47D Range 15.49 -80.36 2.80 -16.27 0.17 – 0.43
Mean 35.43 ± 10.62 6.73 ± 2.16 0.19 ± 0.07
MDA.MB231 Range 4.22 -39.12 13.77 – 72.70 1.19 – 10.88
Mean 11.47 ± 4.87 43.38 ± 12.06 4.44 ± 1.98
Hs578T Range 1.73-7.40 12.30 -153.80 5.47 – 38.88
Mean 4.02 ± 1.00 53.64 ± 24.81 13.14 ± 5.08
MCF-7 EGF Range 7.59 – 43.06 11.79 – 52.23 0.45 – 5.05
Mean 18.37 ± 7.56 23.63 ± 9.10 1.57 ± 1.02
CTCs Range 1.49 – 213.19 0.00 - 155.24 0.00 – 22.46
Mean 30.06 ± 25.00 26.42 ± 25.45 1.62 ± 3.96
  1. The range and mean values (± SD) were calculated by measuring the fluorescence intensity (CTCF/area) of each marker. For the calculation of vim/K ratios, data were obtained from double staining (Keratin and vimentin) immunofluorescence experiment.