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For information, get in touch with: Dott.ssa Barbara Parodi
  P. Romano, A. Manniello et al. Nucl Acids Res 2009 37:D925-D932.
DOI: doi:10.1093/nar/gkn730; PMID: 18927105

Cell Line Data Base

Cell Line Data Base (CLDB), the first database set up within the Interlab Project, contains detailed information on human and animal cell lines that are available in many Italian laboratories and in some of the most important European cell banks and cell culture collections.

If you want to start an on-line search you can navigate HyperCLDB, also by means of starting with a free text search or by accessing the cell line name index.
HyperCLDB includes links to PubMed, the NLM database of bibliographic biomedical references, and OMIM™, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, the catalog of human genes and genetic disorders authored and edited by Dr. Victor A. McKusick and colleagues at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere.

Cell line typology
Total cell lines: 6638 (includes lines not admitted to distribution)
Available for distribution: 6295

Human cell lines: 4919
- of which, pathology related: 1994 (Pathologies: 299)
- of which, tumor related: 985 (Tumors: 127)
- of which, transformed: 123

Animal cell lines: 1376 (Species: 204)
- of which, tumor related: 518 (Tumors: 80)
- of which, transformed: 273

The most relevant data refer to:

  • Identification (name, typology, karyology, morphology,...)
  • Origin (tissue, species, tumour, pathology,...)
  • Properties (specific functions, products and applications)
  • Preservation and culture characteristics
  • Retrieval sources (bibliographic references, catalogue codes,...)
  • Extensively characterized cell lines (immunological profile, cytogenetic analysis...)
  • Quality control (identity and sterility)

For information, get in touch with:
IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino
Largo Rosanna Benzi, 10 - I-16132 Genova - Italy
Dott.ssa Barbara Parodi

If you want to cite CLDB and HyperCLDB, please use the following reference:

P. Romano, A. Manniello, O. Aresu, M. Armento, M. Cesaro, B. Parodi.
Cell Line Data Base: structure and recent improvements towards molecular authentication of human cell lines.
Nucleic Acids Research 2009 37(Database issue):D925-D932.
DOI: doi:10.1093/nar/gkn730; PMID: 18927105