Detail for Kitlow/CD44+/CD34+ ICC cell

Full Name

Kit-low/CD44+/CD34+ ICC stem cells

Gene Name

Related Disease

  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor [ref.1]

Therapy Method


Single isolated  Kitlow/CD44+/CD34+ cells were clonogenic and capable of self-renewal and differentiation into ICC. In nude mice, spontaneously transformed cells formed malignant tumors expressing GIST markers. The KitlowCd44Cd34 cells were resistant to in vitro Kit blockade, including by imatinib, and occurred in normal numbers in mice with reduced Kit signaling.

Related Pathway/CSCs feature

  • Not Detected


  • [1] Kitlow stem cells cause resistance to Kit/platelet-derived growth factor alpha inhibitors in murine gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
    Bardsley, M. R., et al. (2010). Gastroenterology 139(3): 942-952. [ 20621681 ]

Back to top