Calu-6 (ATCC® HTB-56)

Organism: Homo sapiens, human  /  Tissue: unknown, probably lung  /  Disease: anaplastic carcinoma

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Organism Homo sapiens, human
Tissue
unknown, probably lung
Product Format frozen
Morphology epithelial
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1
Disease anaplastic carcinoma
Age 61 years
Gender female
Ethnicity Caucasian
Applications
This line is a suitable transfection host.
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Karyotype The stemline chromosome number is hypotriploid and the 2S component occurred at 5.8%. Modal chromosome number is 59. Fourteen marker chromosomes (constitutive) were common to most S metaphases. No Y chromosome was detected in the QM stained preparation.
Clinical Data
61 years
Caucasian
female
Tumorigenic Yes
Effects
Yes, in nude mice; forms poorly differentiated carcinoma
Complete Growth Medium The base medium for this cell line is ATCC-formulated Eagle's Minimum Essential Medium, Catalog No. 30-2003. To make the complete growth medium, add the following components to the base medium: fetal bovine serum to a final concentration of 10%.
Subculturing
  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 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.
Interval: every 6 to 8 days
Subcultivation Ratio: A subcultivation ratio of 1:3 to 1:6 is recommended
Medium Renewal: 2 to 3 times per week
Cryopreservation
Freeze medium: Culture medium, 95%; DMSO, 5%
Storage temperature: liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Culture Conditions
Atmosphere: air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%
Temperature: 37°C
STR Profile
Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 12
D5S818: 11
D13S317: 11
D7S820: 10
D16S539: 13
vWA: 17
THO1: 9
TPOX: 8
Isoenzymes
AK-1, 1
ES-D, 1
G6PD, B
GLO-I, 2
Me-2, 1
PGM1, 2
PGM3, 1
Name of Depositor J Fogh
Year of Origin 1976
References

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

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

Goodfellow M, 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: 77210034

Fogh J. Cultivation, characterization, and identification of human tumor cells with emphasis on kidney, testis, and bladder tumors. Natl. Cancer Inst. Monogr. 49: 5-9, 1978. PubMed: 571047

Basic Documentation
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.

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

Goodfellow M, 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: 77210034

Fogh J. Cultivation, characterization, and identification of human tumor cells with emphasis on kidney, testis, and bladder tumors. Natl. Cancer Inst. Monogr. 49: 5-9, 1978. PubMed: 571047