U-138 MG (ATCC® HTB-16)

Organism: Homo sapiens, human  /  Cell Type: Glioblastoma  /  Tissue: brain  /  Disease: glioblastoma

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Organism Homo sapiens, human
Tissue
brain
Cell Type Glioblastoma
Product Format frozen
Morphology polygonal
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1

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Disease glioblastoma
Age 47 years
Gender male
Ethnicity Caucasian
Karyotype Hyperdiploid to pentaploid with several markers; the stemline chromosome number is near triploid with the 2S component occurring at 9.8%., Five markers [t(11;5), t(8q;4), t(19;?18), M1 and M2] were common to most S metaphases. One chromosome 4 could be found in every S metaphase. Chromosome composition was very uniform among cells.
Derivation
This is one of a number of cell lines derived from malignant gliomas (see also ATCC HTB-14 and ATCC HTB-15 ) by J. Ponten and associates from 1966 to 1969.­
Clinical Data
47 years
Caucasian
male
Antigen Expression
Blood Type A; Rh+
Tumorigenic No
Effects
No, in immunosuppressed mice
Yes, in semisolid medium
Comments

It differs from ATCC HTB-14 in morphology and it has a slower proliferation rate.

Mycoplasma contamination was observed and cured by March 1974. NOTE: The two glioblastoma cell lines, U-118 MG (HTB-15) and U-138 MG (HTB-16), reportedly from different individuals have identical VNTR and similar STR patterns.

U-118 MG and U-138 MG are very similar cytogenetically and share at least six derivative marker chromosomes.

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 Remove medium, and rinse with 0.25% trypsin, 0.03% EDTA solution. Remove the solution and add an additional 1 to 2 mL of trypsin-EDTA solution. Allow the flask to sit at room temperature (or at 37°C) until the cells detach. Add fresh culture medium, aspirate and dispense into new culture flasks.  

Subcultivation Ratio: A subcultivation ratio of 1:4 to 1:8 is recommended
Medium Renewal: 2 to 3 times per week
Cryopreservation
Culture medium, 95%; DMSO, 5%
Culture Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%
STR Profile
Amelogenin: X,Y
CSF1PO: 12
D13S317: 9,11
D16S539: 12,13
D5S818: 11
D7S820: 9
THO1: 6
TPOX: 8
vWA: 18
Isoenzymes
AK-1, 1
ES-D, 1
G6PD, B
GLO-I, 1-2
Me-2, 1
PGM1, 1
PGM3, 1
Name of Depositor J Ponten
Year of Origin 1966
References

Beckman G, et al. G-6-PD and PGM phenotypes of 16 continuous human tumor cell lines. Evidence against cross-contamination and contamination by HeLa cells. Hum. Hered. 21: 238-241, 1971. PubMed: 4332744

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

Olopade OI, et al. Molecular analysis of deletions of the short arm of chromosome 9 in human gliomas. Cancer Res. 52: 2523-2529, 1992. PubMed: 1568221

Ponten J, Macintyre EH. Long term culture of normal and neoplastic human glia. Acta Pathol. Microbiol. Scand. 74: 465-486, 1968. PubMed: 4313504

Koochekpour S, et al. Met and hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor expression in human gliomas. Cancer Res. 57: 5391-5398, 1997. PubMed: 9393765

Cairns P, et al. Genomic organization and mutation analysis of Hel-N1 in lung cancers with chromosome 9p21 deletions. Cancer Res. 57: 5356-5359, 1997. PubMed: 9393760

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References

Beckman G, et al. G-6-PD and PGM phenotypes of 16 continuous human tumor cell lines. Evidence against cross-contamination and contamination by HeLa cells. Hum. Hered. 21: 238-241, 1971. PubMed: 4332744

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

Olopade OI, et al. Molecular analysis of deletions of the short arm of chromosome 9 in human gliomas. Cancer Res. 52: 2523-2529, 1992. PubMed: 1568221

Ponten J, Macintyre EH. Long term culture of normal and neoplastic human glia. Acta Pathol. Microbiol. Scand. 74: 465-486, 1968. PubMed: 4313504

Koochekpour S, et al. Met and hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor expression in human gliomas. Cancer Res. 57: 5391-5398, 1997. PubMed: 9393765

Cairns P, et al. Genomic organization and mutation analysis of Hel-N1 in lung cancers with chromosome 9p21 deletions. Cancer Res. 57: 5356-5359, 1997. PubMed: 9393760