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The KU812 cell line was established from the peripheral blood of a patient in blast crisis of chronic myelogenous leukemia. The cells contain at least one Ph1 (Philadelphia) chromosome. The cell line has some characteristics of basophilic leukocytes (Fc receptors, basophilic granules, histamine production), and are negative for lymphoid markers.
Blom T, et al. Phenotypic characterization of KU812, a cell line identified as an immature human basophilic leukocyte. Eur. J. Immunol. 22: 2025-2032, 1992. PubMed: 1639103