T47D-STn Cell Line

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Cat. #153170

T47D-STn Cell Line

Cat. #: 153170

Sub-type: Continuous

Unit size: 1x10^6 cells / vial

Availability: 3-4 weeks

Organism: Human

Tissue: Breast

Disease: Cancer


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Inventor: Joy Burchell ; Joyce Taylor-Papadimitriou

Institute: King's College London

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  • Name: T47D-STn Cell Line
  • Cancer: Breast cancer
  • Cancers detailed: Breast cancer
  • Research fields: Cancer;Drug development
  • Tool sub type: Continuous
  • Parental cell: T47D
  • Organism: Human
  • Tissue: Breast
  • Disease: Cancer
  • Conditional: No
  • Description: The parental T47D cell line was established from the pleural effusion of a ductal carcinoma of the breast. The tumour cell line, T47D-STn, was created as a breast cancer model which expresses the Sialyl-Tn, STn, antigen.T47D-STn cells overexpress the enzymes C2GnT1, a beta-1,3galactosyl-O-glycosyl-glycoprotein and glycosyltransferase, ST6GalNAc-I. ST6GalNAc-I which is found throughout the Golgi, can catalyse the transfer of sialic acid to N-acetylgalactosamine and is predominately limited to the gastrointestinal tract in normal adult tissues. Expression of ST6GalNAc-I in human cells promotes formation of the STn antigen which is a saccharide structure (N-acetylgalactosamine) linked to serine or threonine by a glycosidic bond. STn antigens are not usually found on healthy cell surfaces but often on human breast cancer cells.Together with wild-type T47D and T47D-E2J these cell lines represent a panel of isogenic cells with different O-linked glycosylation patterns.
  • Biosafety level: 1

Target Details

  • Target: N-acetylgalactosaminide alpha-2,6-sialyltransferase 1 - ST6GalNAc-1


  • Format: Frozen
  • Growth medium: DMEM 10% FCS, 500 ?g/ml G418, 300 ?g/ml hygromycin
  • Unit size: 1x10^6 cells / vial
  • Shipping conditions: Dry ice
  • Storage conditions: Liquid Nitrogen
  • Mycoplasma free: Yes

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  • Sewell et al. 2006. J Biol Chem. 281(6):3586-94. PMID: 16319059.
  • The ST6GalNAc-I sialyltransferase localizes throughout the Golgi and is responsible for the synthesis of the tumor-associated sialyl-Tn O-glycan in human breast cancer.