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Research Article

CD49f Is an Efficient Marker of Monolayer- and Spheroid Colony-Forming Cells of the Benign and Malignant Human Prostate

  • Hidekazu Yamamoto,

    Affiliation: Prostate Cancer Research Center, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • John R. Masters,

    Affiliation: Prostate Cancer Research Center, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Prokar Dasgupta,

    Affiliations: Department of Urology, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Great Maze Pond, London, United Kingdom, MRC Centre for Transplantation, King's Health Partners, Guy's Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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  • Ashish Chandra,

    Affiliation: Department of Histopathology, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

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  • Rick Popert,

    Affiliation: Department of Urology, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Great Maze Pond, London, United Kingdom

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  • Alex Freeman,

    Affiliation: Department of Histopathology, University College London Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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  • Aamir Ahmed mail

    aamir.ahmed@ucl.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Prostate Cancer Research Center, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046979

About the Authors

Hidekazu Yamamoto, John R. Masters, Aamir Ahmed
Prostate Cancer Research Center, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Prokar Dasgupta, Rick Popert
Department of Urology, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Great Maze Pond, London, United Kingdom
Prokar Dasgupta
MRC Centre for Transplantation, King's Health Partners, Guy's Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Ashish Chandra
Department of Histopathology, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
Alex Freeman
Department of Histopathology, University College London Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: aamir.ahmed@ucl.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HY JRM AA. Performed the experiments: HY. Analyzed the data: HY AA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PD RP AC AF. Wrote the paper: HY JRM AA. Tissue samples provided by: PD RP. Tissue samples analyzed by: AC AF.