T47D Cell

T47D cell is continuous cell line isolated from ductal tumor of a woman breasttissue aged 54 years old. Continous cell line is often used in cancer research in vitro because several reason, such as easy to handle, has infinity replication function, high homogeneity, and easily replaced with a frozen stock in the event of contamination (Burdall et al., 2003). The morphology of T47D cell is like the epithelial cell. This cell cultures in DMEM + 10% FBS + 2 mM L-Glutamine and incubated in CO2 5% incubator and 37oC in themperature (Abcam, 2007).


Figure 1. The morphology ofT47D cell on the treatment of EP µg/mL (a) compared to untreatment cell (b). As many as 3×103 T47D cells were incubated with EP (30-210 µg/mL) for 48 hours.


—–> viable cell

- – -> cell undergoing morphological changes

T47D cells expressed mutated p%3 protein. Missence mutation happens on 194 residues ( on Zinc-binding domain, L2), so that p53 can’t bind the response element in DNAThis results in reduced even loss of the ability of p53 to regulation of cell cycle. T47D cells is ER/PR positive breast cancer

Selkankerpayudara T47D mengekspresikan protein p53 yang termutasi.Misssence mutation terjadipadaresidu 194 (dalam zinc-binding domain, L2), sehingga p53 tidakdapatberikatandengan response element pada DNA (Schafer et al., 2000). The induction of exogenous estrogen results on the increase of proliferation proccess (Verma et al., 1998). The T47D cell is the cell sensitive with doxorubicin exposure (Zampieri et al., 2002).

Reference :

Abcam, 2007, T47D (Human ductal breast epithelial tumor cell line) Whole Cell Lysate (ab14899) datasheet.
http://www., diakses Februari 2007

Burdall, E.S., Hanby M.A., Landsdown, R.J.M., and Speirs, V., 2003, Bereast Cancer Cell Line, Breast Cancer Res., 5(2): 89-95.

Schafer, J.M., Lee, E.S., O’Regan, R.M., Yao, K., and Jordan, V.C., 2000, Rapid Development of Tamoxifen-stimulated Mutant p53 Breast Tumors (T47D) in Athymic Mice, Clinical Cancer Research, 6, 4373-4380

Verma, S.P., Goldin, B.R., and Lin, P.S., 1998, The Inhibition of the Estrogenic Effects of Pesticides dan Enviromental Chemicals by Curcumin and Isoflavonoids, Envir. Health Presp, 106 (12), 807-812.

Zampieri, L., Bianchi, P., Ruff, P., and Arbuthnot, P., 2002, Differential modulation by estradiol of P-glycoprotein drug resistance protein expression in cultured MCF7 and T47D breast cancer cells, Anticancer Res., 22(4):2253-9.

Contributors :

Fitria Rahmi and Adam Hermawan