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SPECIES: human, Caucasian
TUMOR: carcinoma, epidermoid
ECACC catalog code: 87020501
Endogenous viruses: contains human papilloma type 16
Description: Human Caucasian cervical epidermoid carcinoma
Viruses: See Properties
Depositor: Obtained from ATCC, USA
No restrictions. Patent: None Specified By Depositor
Properties: Products: Beta Human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) Applications: Tumourigenicity studies
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Part of the Business Division of the Health Protection Agency (ECACC, Salisbury, Wiltshire)
RPMI 1640 + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). Split confluent cultures 1:3 to 1:6 i.e. seeding at 2-4x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37C.
Karyotype: Hypertriploid, modal no 78
Derived from an epidermoid carcinoma of the cervix metastatic to the small bowel mesentery of a 40 year old Caucasian. Ca Ski cells secrete the ß subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin (ß-h Ch), express tumour-associated antigen and GbPD type B. Ca Ski cells have been reported to contain an integrated human papilloma virus 16 genome (HPV-16 about 600 copies per cell) and HPV-18 related sequences.
Research council deposit: No;
Price Code: C;
Validated by: isoenzymes (species confirmation)
Availability in cell line catalogues: ATCC: CRL 1550
- Science 1977;196:1456-1458 - PMID: 867042
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