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CEM/C1 is a camptothecin (CPT) resistant derivative of the human T cell leukemia cell line CCRF-CEM (see ATCC CCL-119). The cell line was selected and subcloned in 1991 for resistance to CPT.
This cell line exhibits cross resistance to both the water soluble (topotecan) and water insoluble (9-amino-CPT and 10,11-methylenedioxy-CPT) analogs of CPT.
CEM/C1 cells are approximately 31 fold less sensitive to CPT than the parental CEM cells.
To insure the highest level of viability, thaw the vial and initiate the culture as soon as possible upon receipt. If upon arrival, continued storage of the frozen culture is necessary, it should be stored in liquid nitrogen vapor phase and not at -70°C. Storage at -70°C will result in loss of viability.
Cultures can be maintained by addition or replacement of medium. When replacing media, centrifuge cells and resuspend cell pellet in fresh medium at 1- 2 x 105 viable cells/mL. Maintain cultures at cell concentrations between 1 x 105 and 2 x 106 viable cells/mL.
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Kapoor R, et al. Altered topoisomerase I expression in two subclones of human CEM leukemia selected for resistance to camptothecin. Oncol. Res. 7: 83-95, 1995. PubMed: 7579731
Fujimori A, et al. Mutation at the catalytic site of topoisomerase I in CEM/C2, a human leukemia cell line resistant to camptothecin. Cancer Res. 55: 1339-1346, 1995. PubMed: 7882333