Ca Ski (ATCC® CRL-1550)

Organism: Homo sapiens, human  /  Tissue: cervix; derived from metastatic site: small intestine  /  Disease: epidermoid carcinoma

Organism Homo sapiens, human
Tissue cervix; derived from metastatic site: small intestine
Product Format frozen
Morphology epithelial
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 2    [Cells contain human papilloma virus]
Disease epidermoid carcinoma
Age 40 years adult
Gender female
Ethnicity Caucasian
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Derivation
The line was established from cells from a metastasis in the small bowel mesentery.
Clinical Data
40 years adult
Caucasian
female
Genes Expressed
beta subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG); tumor associated antigen
Cellular Products
beta subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG); tumor associated antigen
Comments

The cells are reported to contain an integrated human papillomavirus type 16 genome (HPV-16, about 600 copies per cell) as well as sequences related to HPV-18.

ATCC has confirmed this cell line is positive for the presence of human papilloma virus (HPV) viral sequences via PCR.

Complete Growth Medium The base medium for this cell line is ATCC-formulated RPMI-1640 Medium, Catalog No. 30-2001. 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 cm2 flask. Increase or decrease the amount of dissociation medium needed proportionally for culture vessels of other sizes.
  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 1:3 to 1:8 is recommended
Medium Renewal: Every 2 to 3 days
Cryopreservation
Freeze Medium: Complete growth medium supplemented with 5% (v/v) DMSO
Storage Temperature: Liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Culture Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%
STR Profile
Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 10
D13S317: 8,12
D16S539: 11,12
D5S818: 13
D7S820: 8,11
THO1: 7
TPOX: 8
vWA: 17
Isoenzymes
G6PD, B
Name of Depositor RA Pattillo
References

Pattillo RA, et al. Tumor antigen and human chorionic gonadotropin in CaSki cells: a new epidermoid cervical cancer cell line. Science 196: 1456-1458, 1977. PubMed: 867042

Baker CC, et al. Structural and transcriptional analysis of human papillomavirus type 16 sequences in cervical carcinoma cell lines. J. Virol. 61: 962-971, 1987. PubMed: 3029430

Pater MM, Pater A. Human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 sequences in carcinoma cell lines of the cervix. Virology 145: 313-318, 1985. PubMed: 2992153

Yee C, et al. Presence and expression of human papillomavirus sequences in human cervical carcinoma cell lines. Am. J. Pathol. 119: 361-366, 1985. PubMed: 2990217

Hendricks DT, et al. FHIT gene expression in human ovarian, endometrial, and cervical cancer cell lines. Cancer Res. 57: 2112-2115, 1997. PubMed: 9187105

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : U89348 Human papillomavirus type 16 variant, complete sequence.

Basic Documentation
Other Documentation
References

Pattillo RA, et al. Tumor antigen and human chorionic gonadotropin in CaSki cells: a new epidermoid cervical cancer cell line. Science 196: 1456-1458, 1977. PubMed: 867042

Baker CC, et al. Structural and transcriptional analysis of human papillomavirus type 16 sequences in cervical carcinoma cell lines. J. Virol. 61: 962-971, 1987. PubMed: 3029430

Pater MM, Pater A. Human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 sequences in carcinoma cell lines of the cervix. Virology 145: 313-318, 1985. PubMed: 2992153

Yee C, et al. Presence and expression of human papillomavirus sequences in human cervical carcinoma cell lines. Am. J. Pathol. 119: 361-366, 1985. PubMed: 2990217

Hendricks DT, et al. FHIT gene expression in human ovarian, endometrial, and cervical cancer cell lines. Cancer Res. 57: 2112-2115, 1997. PubMed: 9187105