Human genomic DNA (MDA-MB-435S) (ATCC® HTB-129D)

Organism: Homo sapiens, human  / 

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Product Format frozen Approx.10 µg
Storage Conditions -20°C or colder in a manual defrost freezer. Avoid freeze-thawing.
Applications
However, recent studies have generated questions about the origin of the parent cell line, MDA-MB-435, and by extension HTB-129. Gene expression analysis of the cells produced microarrays in which MDA-MB-435 clustered with cell lines of melanoma origin instead of breast [PubMed ID: 10700174, PubMed ID: 15150101, PubMed ID: 15679052].
Additional studies have since corroborated a melanocyte origin of MDA-MB-435, to which ATCC has responded by pursuing its own investigation into the identity of this cell line.
Comments
This cell line was originally described as a spindle shaped variant of the parental MDA-MB-435 strain isolated in 1976 by R. Cailleau, et al. from the pleural effusion of a 31 year old female with metastatic, ductal adenocarcinoma of the breast. However, recent studies have generated questions about the origin of the parent cell line, MDA-MB-435, and by extension HTB-129. Gene expression analysis of the cells produced microarrays in which MDA-MB-435 clustered with cell lines of melanoma origin instead of breast [PubMed ID: 10700174, PubMed ID: 15150101, PubMed ID: 15679052]. Additional studies have since corroborated a melanocyte origin of MDA-MB-435, to which ATCC has responded by pursuing its own investigation into the identity of this cell line. The cell line to which MDA-MB-435 is reported to have been cross-contaminated with is the M14 melanoma line [PubMed ID: 12354931 and PubMed ID: 17004106].
Biosafety Level 1
Introduction

Cell Line Description:

This cell line was originally described as a spindle shaped variant of the parental MDA-MB-435 strain isolated in 1976 by R. Cailleau, et al. from the pleural effusion of a 31 year old female with metastatic, ductal adenocarcinoma of the breast. However, recent studies have generated questions about the origin of the parent cell line, MDA-MB-435, and by extension HTB-129. Gene expression analysis of the cells produced microarrays in which MDA-MB-435 clustered with cell lines of melanoma origin instead of breast [PubMed ID: 10700174, PubMed ID: 15150101, PubMed ID: 15679052]. Additional studies have since corroborated a melanocyte origin of MDA-MB-435, to which ATCC has responded by pursuing its own investigation into the identity of this cell line. The cell line to which MDA-MB-435 is reported to have been cross-contaminated with is the M14 melanoma line [PubMed ID: 12354931 and PubMed ID: 17004106].

Quality Control Specifications

DNA Quality Control Information:

·         > 100 kb in size by agarose gel electrophoresis

·         No RNA detected in the agarose gel

·         A260/A280 ratio ³ 1.8

·         Tested and verified for PCR amplification and restriction digestion.

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