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GA-10 was derived in 1996 from lymphoma cells circulating in the peripheral blood of a patient with a clinically aggressive, chemo-refractory Burkitt's Lymphoma.
The patient had been treated unsuccessfully with cyclophosphamide, hydroxydaunomycin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP chemotherapy).
The cells express relatively high levels of CD77 (approximately 90%); CD77 is also known as Burkitt's lymphoma antigen (BLA).
GA-10 cells exhibit sensitivity to Shiga Toxin (Stx) in toxicity studies.
This cell line is slightly more sensitive to doxorubicin and etoposide than HL-60 leukemia cells.
Flavopiridol, a potent inhibitor of cell cycle progression through G1 and G2, produces apoptosis of the GA-10 cells at relatively low concentrations of 20-30 nM.
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been detected in this cell line.
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