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SPECIES: human, African
TUMOR: lymphoma, Burkitt
DSMZ catalog code: ACC 68
Morphology: lymphoblastoid, single cells with irregular forms or small clusters, in suspension
Description: human Burkitt's lymphoma established from the tumor mass of an African child with Burkitt's lymphoma; this variant subline from the original NAMALWA (ACC 24) was described to be characterized by differential expression of immunoglobulin and c-myc genes and of some cell surface antigens (see reference); cells were reported to harbor a retrovirus of simian origin, SMRV-H confirmed as human with IEF of AST, MDH, NP
Viruses: ELISA: reverse transcriptase negative; PCR: EBV+, HBV-, HCV-, HHV-8-, HIV-, HTLV-I/II-
Depositor: Dr. K. Guy, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
Available in the following LABORATORY:
German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures (DSMZ, Braunschweig)
90% RPMI 1640 + 10% FBS maintain at 0.5-1.5 x 106 cells/ml at 37C with 5% CO2 maximal density at about 2.0-3.0 x 106 cells/ml;
frozen with 70% medium, 20% FBS, 10% DMSO at about 5 x 106 cells/ampoule;
negative in DAPI, microbiological culture, RNA hybridization assays;
Validated by: cytogenetics 1 (hypodiploid with 7% tetraploidy; 45(41-45)<2n>X, -Y; presence of NAMALWA marker chromosomes confirmed) * DNA fingerprinting (same Hinf I-(gtg)5 DNA profile as NAMALWA) * immunological analysis (CD3- CD13- CD19+ CD37+ HLA-DR+ cyIgM+) * isoenzymes (confirmed as human with IEF of AST, MDH, NP) * reverse transcriptase (reverse transcriptase positive (RDDP assay))
- Int J Cancer 1990;45:109-118 - PMID: 2298494
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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.