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SPECIES: human, Caucasian
TUMOR: carcinoma, epidermoid
ECACC catalog code: 93120818
Description: Human Caucasian lung epidermoid carcinoma
Viruses: See Properties
Depositor: Dr M Ferrari, Instituto Zooprofilattico, Brescia, ITALY
No restrictions. Patent: None Specified By Depositor
Properties: Applications: Tumourigenicity studies
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EMEM (EBSS) + 2mM Glutamine + 1% Non Essential Amino Acids (NEAA) + 1mM Sodium Pyruvate (NaP) + 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). Split confluent cultures 1:2 to 1:4 i.e. seeding at 3-5x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37C.
Karyotype: Hypotriploid, Modal no 62. No Y chromosome.
Derived from a 47 year old Caucasian male with an epidermoid carcinoma of the lung (grade III). The line will form epidermoid carcinomas in nude mice. Tumours also develop in steroid treated hamsters. Ultrastructure consists of numerous microvilli, prominent RER, lysosomes, lipid inclusions and no virus particles. The following HLA profile is A-10,11 B15, w35.
Research council deposit: No;
Price Code: B;
Validated by: isoenzymes (species confirmation)
Availability in cell line catalogues: ATCC: HTB 54
- J Natl Cancer Inst 1977;58:209-214 - PMID: 833871
- Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 1978;49:5-19 - PMID: 571047
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