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Cells contain Human papillomavirus (HPV) sequences
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In 3-dimensional Matrigel culture, RWPE-1 cells organize into acini and secrete PSA into the lumen when exposed to androgen. RefBello-DeOcampo D, et al. Laminin-1 and alpha6beta1 integrin regulate acinar morphogenesis of normal and malignant human prostate epithelial cells. Prostate 46: 142-153, 2001. PubMed: 11170142
When injected with Matrigel or with stromal cells, into male athymic rodents, RWPE-1 cells also organize into acini RefWebber MM, et al. Human cell lines as an in vitro/in vivo model for prostate carcinogenesis and progression. Prostate 47: 1-13, 2001. PubMed: 11304724 and produce PSA.
Cells from the RWPE-1 cell line were further transformed by Ki-ras using the Kirstin murine sarcoma virus (Ki-MuSV) to establish the tumorigenic RWPE-2 cell line (ATCC CRL-11610) RefBello D, et al. Androgen responsive adult human prostatic epithelial cell lines immortalized by human papillomavirus 18. Carcinogenesis 18: 1215-1223, 1997. PubMed: 9214605 and the RWPE2-W99 (ATCC CRL-2853) cell line.
Further, a family of tumorigenic cell lines, that mimics multiple steps in prostate cancer progression, was also derived from RWPE-1 cells by exposure to N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU). See the WPE1-NA22 (ATCC CRL-2849), WPE1-NB14 (ATCC CRL-2850, WPE1-NB11 (ATCC CRL-2851) and WPE1-NB26 (ATCC CRL-2852) cell lines.
The depositor reports that the RWPE-1 cell line (ATCC CRL-11609) was screened, and found negative for, Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus and Human immunodeficiency virus.
ATCC confirmed this cell line is positive for the presence of HPV viral DNA sequences via PCR.
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Webber MM, Rhim JS. Immortalized and malignant human prostatic cell lines. US Patent 5,824,488 dated Oct 20 1998
Bello D, et al. Androgen responsive adult human prostatic epithelial cell lines immortalized by human papillomavirus 18. Carcinogenesis 18: 1215-1223, 1997. PubMed: 9214605
Webber MM, et al. Acinar differentiation by non-malignant immortalized human prostatic epithelial cells and its loss by malignant cells. Carcinogenesis 18: 1225-1231, 1997. PubMed: 9214606
Okamoto M, et al. Interleukin-6 and epidermal growth factor promote anchorage-independent growth of immortalized human prostatic epithelial cells treated with N-methyl-N-nitrosourea. Prostate 35: 255-262, 1998. PubMed: 9609548
Webber MM, et al. Immortalized and tumorigenic adult human prostatic epithelial cell lines: characteristics and applications. Part I. Cell markers and immortalized nontumorigenic cell lines. Prostate 29: 386-394, 1996. PubMed: 8977636