Impact of prolonged stimulation by Tumor CM on the release of inflammatory chemokines by the resulting CAFs. Human BM-derived MSCs were cultured with Tumor CM from MDA-MB-231 cells (MDA) (A) or MCF-7 cells (B) over a prolonged period of time (~30 days; MSCs + MDA CM or MSCs + MCF-7 CM, respectively). Twenty-four hours after medium exchange to fresh Tumor CM, cell supernatants were collected and the expression of CCL2 (A1, B1), CXCL8 (A2, B2) and CCL5 (A3, B3) was determined in comparison with supernatants of MSCs that were not supplemented with CM (MSCs) and with the original Tumor CM of MDA-MB-231 or MCF-7 cells alone (MDA CM or MCF-7 CM, respectively). Chemokine expression was determined by ELISA, in the linear range of absorbance. (A1), (A2), (B1) Representatives of n = 3 independent experiments that have shown similar results. (A3), (B2), (B3) Ratios between MSCs and MSCs + Tumor CM were not consistent in different experimental repeats. Therefore, in these panels, the findings are presented as mean ± standard deviation of normalized values (MSCs were given the value of 1) obtained in relevant experimental repeats (at least n = 3).