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Table 1 Cancer stem cells with specific markers

From: Cancer stem cell subsets and their relationships

Type of cancer Specific markers References
AML CD34+CD38-Lin- [10]
AML CD123+ [12, 13]
AML CD47+ [14]
Breast cancer CD24-CD44+Lin- [11, 15]
Breast cancer ALDH1+ [16, 17]
Brain tumors CD133+ [1820]
Glioblastoma SSEA-1+ [21]
Glioblastoma A2B5+ [22]
Prostate cancer a2β1hiCD133+ [23]
Prostate cancer Lin-Sca-1+CD49fhigh [24]
Bladder cancer ALDH1+ [25]
Lung cancer SP-C+CCA+ [26]
Lung cancer CD133+ [27]
Lung cancer ALDH1+ [28]
Melanoma CD20+MCAM+ [29]
Melanoma CD133+ABCG2+ [30]
Melanoma MDR1+ [31]
Melanoma ABCG5+ [32]
Melanoma CD271+ [33]
Melanoma JARID1B+ [34]
Colon cancer CD133+ [3538]
Colon cancer Lgr5+ [39]
Colon cancer ALDH1+ [40]
Colorectal cancer CD44+ESAhiCD166+ [41]
Colorectal cancer CD26+ [42]
Intestinal cancer Lgr5+ [39]
Intestinal cancer CD133+ [43]
Pancreatic cancer CD44+CD24+ESA+ [44]
Pancreatic cancer CD133+ [45]
HNSCC CD44+ [46]
HNSCC ALDH1+ [47]
B-precursor ALL CD34+CD38+ CD19+; CD34+CD38-CD19+ [48]
Ovarian cancer CD44+CD117+ [49]
Ovarian cancer CD133+ [50]
Endometrial tumors CD133+ [51]
Liver cancer CD90+ [52]
Liver cancer CD133+ [53]
Liver cancer EpCAM+ [54]
Renal carcinomas CD105+ [55]
Medulloblastoma CD15+ [56, 57]
Gastric cancer CD44+ [58]
Osteosarcoma Oct-4+ [59]
  1. AML: acute myeloid leukaemia; ALDH: aldehyde dehydrogenase; SP-C: surfactant protein C; CCA: also known as CC10 or CCSP; MCAM: melanoma cell adhesion molecule; ABCG: ATP-binding cassette superfamily G member; MDR: multi-drug resistance protein; ESA: epithelial specific antigen; HNSCC: head and neck squamous cell carcinoma; ALL: acute lymphocytic leukaemia.