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CT26 is an N-nitroso-N-methylurethane-(NNMU) induced, undifferentiated colon carcinoma cell line. It was cloned to generate the cell line designated CT26.WT (ATCC CRL-2638)
CT26.WT was stably transduced with the retroviral vector LXSN that contains the lacZ gene encoding the model tumor associated antigen (TAA), beta-galactosidase (beta-gal) to obtain the lethal subclone CT26.CL25 (ATCC CRL-2639)
The growth rate and lethality of CT26.CL25 and CT26.WT is virtually identical despite the expression by CT26.CL25 of the model TAA, beta-galactosidase, in normal mice.
A culture submitted to the ATCC in July of 2001 was found to be contaminated with mycoplasma. Progeny were cured by a 21-day treatment with BM Cycline.
The cells were assayed for mycoplasma, by the Hoechst stain, PCR and the standard culture test, after a six-week period following treatment. All tests were negative.