SPECIES: human, Black
TUMOR: carcinoma, mucoepidermoid
ECACC catalog code: 91091815
Susceptibility to viruses: hepatitis B
Description: Human Negroid lung, mucoepidermoid carcinoma
Viruses: See Properties
Depositor: Obtained from ATCC, USA
No restrictions. Patent: None Specified By Depositor
Properties: Applications: Virus replication studies: Hepatitis B virus.
Available in the following LABORATORY:
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 1:10 i.e. seeding at 1-3x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37C.
Karyotype: Modal No. 47
Derived from a cervical node metastasis of a pulmonary mucoepidermoid carcinoma from a 32 year old Negro female. Cells retain mucoepidermoid characteristics in culture and support replication of Hepatitis B virus. Some of the cells contain numerous small mucin-containing granules and are L-DOPA decarboxylase negative. This cell line has been selected as a prototype for transfecting subgenome fragments into human cells for studying the role of HBV and its individual genes in the pathogenesis of viral hepatitis and liver cancer. The cells are mucicarmine positive and also stain positively for keratin and vimentin but negative for neurofilament triplet protein.
Research council deposit: No;
Price Code: C;
Validated by: isoenzymes (species confirmation)
Availability in cell line catalogues: ATCC: CRL 1848, ICLC: HTL96009
- Cancer Res 1985;45:1187-1197 - PMID: 2578876
- Cancer Res 1985;45:2913-2923 - PMID: 2985257
- Science 1983;222:385-389 - PMID: 6194563
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Cell Line Data Base: structure and recent improvements towards molecular authentication of human cell lines.
Nucleic Acids Research 2009 37(Database issue):D925-D932.