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Yes, in nude mice
Tumors developed within 21 days at 100% frequency (5/5) in nude mice inoculated subcutaneously with 107 cells
The cells are positive for keratin by immunoperoxidase staining.
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) at ATCC on the HCT-8 [HRT-18] cell line (ATCC CCL-244) has shown the presence of a putative fragment of Gammaherpesvirus with a ≥98% homology to Human Heparanase 2 (NCBI number NG_023416.1).
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Volumes used in this protocol are for 75 cm2 flask; proportionally reduce or increase amount of dissociation medium for culture vessels of other sizes.
Subcultivation Ratio: A subcultivation ratio of 1:4 to 1:8 is recommended
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