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SPECIES: human, Caucasian
ECACC catalog code: 95051031
Description: Human uterus sarcoma
Viruses: See Properties
Depositor: Obtained from ATCC, USA
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Properties: Products: High levels of Mdr1 mRNA and P-glycoprotein Applications: Tumour toxicity assays and multi-drug-resistant studies.
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Part of the Business Division of the Health Protection Agency (ECACC, Salisbury, Wiltshire)
McCoy's 5a + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). Split confluent cultures 1:6 to 1:8 i.e. seeding at 1-3 x 10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.03% EDTA; 5% CO2; 37C. (Tap side of flask with hand to dislodge cells).
Karyotype: Modal No 47 (parent line MES-SA-45). Reported karyotype 47,XX,12qt,22q-t(5q,6p),-3,-4,-7,+t(3q?,7q),Mar1,+mar2,+Mar3
The multi drug-resistant cell line MES-SA/Dx5 was derived from the human uterine sarcoma cell line MES-SA which was originally obtained from a tumour from a 56-year-old Caucasian female at the time of hysterectomy. The Dx5 variant exhibits a 100-fold resistance to doxorubicin and has a reported doubling time of 30 hours. The two additional marker chromosomes indicate clonal selection during drug selection. MES-SA/Dx-5 cells exhibit marked cross-resistance to a number of chemotherapeutic agents (including daunorubicin, dactinomycin, vincristine, taxol, colchicine) and moderate cross-resistance to mitomycin C and melphalan. Cross resistance to bleomycin, cisplatin, carmustine, 5-fluorouracil or methotrexate was not observed.
Research council deposit: No;
Price Code: C;
Validated by: isoenzymes (species confirmation)
Availability in cell line catalogues: ATCC: CRL 1977
- Cancer Res 1983;43:4943-4950 - PMID: 6883344
- ibid 1985;45:4091
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