SK-BR-3 [SKBR3] (ATCC® HTB-30)

Organism: Homo sapiens, human  /  Tissue: mammary gland/breast; derived from metastatic site: pleural effusion  /  Disease: adenocarcinoma

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Organism Homo sapiens, human
Tissue
mammary gland/breast; derived from metastatic site: pleural effusion
Product Format frozen
Morphology epithelial
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1
Disease adenocarcinoma
Age 43 years
Gender female
Ethnicity Caucasian
Applications
This cell line is suitable as a transfection host.
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor temperature
Karyotype This is a hypertriploid human cell line with the modal chromosome number of 84, occurring in 34% of cells. Cells having 80 chromosomes also occurred at a high rate (28%); the higher ploidy cells occurred at 7.3%. This cell line has a very complex chromosome composition. Thirty-five to 40% of chromosomes in a cell complement with a modal chromosome number of 84 consisted of structurally altered marker chromosomes. Several markers are longer than chromosome N1. The origins of most of these markers, however, are not clear. Some markers may have at least three individual chromosome segments. The markers [i.e., ?der(1)t(1;21) (p13;q21) [or ?t(1q21q)], ?del(2) (q13), and t(7pter--cen--?), present in some cells only] were the only ones in which portions of chromosome segments could be identified. Most cells had about three normal X chromosomes and five or more N7. The structurally normal N1, N14 and N17 were generally absent.
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Derivation This cell line was derived by G. Trempe and L. J. Old in 1970 from pleural effusion cells.
Clinical Data
43 years
Caucasian
female
Antigen Expression
Blood Type A; Rh+; HLA A11, Bw22(+/-), B40, B18
Tumorigenic Yes
Effects
Yes, in nude mice; forms poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma
Comments
No virus particles.
Ultrastructural features include microvilli and desmosomes, glycogen granules, large lysosomes, bundles of cytoplasmic fibrils.
The SK-BR-3 cell line overexpresses the HER2/c-erb-2 gene product.
Complete Growth Medium The base medium for this cell line is ATCC-formulated McCoy's 5a Medium Modified, Catalog No. 30-2007. To make the complete growth medium, add the following components to the base medium: fetal bovine serum to a final concentration of 10%.
Subculturing Volumes are given for a 75 cmflask. Increase or decrease the amount of dissociation medium needed proportionally for culture vessels of other sizes. Corning® T-75 flasks (catalog #430641) are recommended for subculturing this product.
  1. Remove and discard culture medium.
  2. Briefly rinse the cell layer with 0.25% (w/v) Trypsin, 0.53 mM EDTA solution to remove all traces of serum which contains trypsin inhibitor.
  3. Add 2.0 to 3.0 mL of Trypsin-EDTA solution to flask and observe cells under an inverted microscope until cell layer is dispersed (usually within 5 to 15 minutes).
    Note: To avoid clumping do not agitate the cells by hitting or shaking the flask while waiting for the cells to detach. Cells that are difficult to detach may be placed at 37°C to facilitate dispersal.
  4. Add 6.0 to 8.0 mL of complete growth medium and aspirate cells by gently pipetting.
  5. Add appropriate aliquots of the cell suspension to new culture vessels.
  6. Incubate cultures at 37°C.
Subcultivation Ratio: A subcultivation ratio of 1:2 is recommended
Medium Renewal: 2 to 3 times per week
Cryopreservation
Freeze medium: Complete growth medium, 95%; DMSO, 5%
Storage temperature: liquid nitrogen vapor temperature
Culture Conditions
Atmosphere: air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%
Temperature: 37°C
STR Profile
Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 12
D13S317: 11,12
D16S539: 9
D5S818: 9,12
D7S820: 9,12
THO1: 8,9
TPOX: 8,11
vWA: 17
Isoenzymes
AK-1, 1-2
ES-D, 1
G6PD, B
GLO-I, 2
PGM1, 1-2
PGM3, 1
Name of Depositor G Trempe, LJ Old
Year of Origin 1970
References

Fogh J. Human tumor cells in vitro. New York: Plenum Press; 1975.

Trempe GL. Human breast cancer in culture. Recent Results Cancer Res. 57: 33-41 , 1976. PubMed: 1013510

Fogh J, et al. Absence of HeLa cell contamination in 169 cell lines derived from human tumors. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 58: 209-214, 1977. PubMed: 833871

Fogh J, et al. One hundred and twenty-seven cultured human tumor cell lines producing tumors in nude mice. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 59: 221-226, 1977. PubMed: 327080

Pollack MS, et al. HLA-A, B, C and DR alloantigen expression on forty-six cultured human tumor cell lines. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 66: 1003-1012, 1981. PubMed: 7017212

Hudziak RM, et al. Monoclonal antibodies directed to the Her2 receptor. US Patent 5,677,171 dated Oct 14 1997

Littlewood-Evans AJ, et al. The osteoclast-associated protease cathepsin K is expressed in human breast carcinoma. Cancer Res. 57: 5386-5390, 1997. PubMed: 9393764

Chavany C, et al. p185erbB2 binds to GRP94 in vivo. J. Biol. Chem. 271: 4974-4977, 1996. PubMed: 8617772

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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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Restrictions

The cells are distributed for research purposes only. The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center releases the cells subject to the following: 1.) The cells or their products must not be distributed to third parties. Commercial interests are the exclusive property of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. 2.) Any proposed commercial use of these cells must first be negotiated with the Office of Technology Development, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065. Contact Tingting Zhang-Kharas, Direct Phone: 646-888-1083, Reception: 646-888-1080, Email: zhangkht@mskcc.org

References

Fogh J. Human tumor cells in vitro. New York: Plenum Press; 1975.

Trempe GL. Human breast cancer in culture. Recent Results Cancer Res. 57: 33-41 , 1976. PubMed: 1013510

Fogh J, et al. Absence of HeLa cell contamination in 169 cell lines derived from human tumors. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 58: 209-214, 1977. PubMed: 833871

Fogh J, et al. One hundred and twenty-seven cultured human tumor cell lines producing tumors in nude mice. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 59: 221-226, 1977. PubMed: 327080

Pollack MS, et al. HLA-A, B, C and DR alloantigen expression on forty-six cultured human tumor cell lines. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 66: 1003-1012, 1981. PubMed: 7017212

Hudziak RM, et al. Monoclonal antibodies directed to the Her2 receptor. US Patent 5,677,171 dated Oct 14 1997

Littlewood-Evans AJ, et al. The osteoclast-associated protease cathepsin K is expressed in human breast carcinoma. Cancer Res. 57: 5386-5390, 1997. PubMed: 9393764

Chavany C, et al. p185erbB2 binds to GRP94 in vivo. J. Biol. Chem. 271: 4974-4977, 1996. PubMed: 8617772