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Advanced biological models and credible reference standards enable greater specificity and functionality to the researcher’s toolkit. Browse our growing collection of application notes for access to in-depth data on the development and validation of these products and to explore proof-of-concept studies focused on their various applications.
Blue and green mouse embryo fibroblast. Application note

3T3-L1 Cells Lose Contact Inhibition and Adipogenic Potential When Maintained in Culture at Confluence

This study determines if 3T3-L1 adipocyte differentiation is dependent on contact inhibition and tests the OP9 cell line as a possible substitute for 3T3-L1 cells in adipocyte assays.

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ATCC Minis Support VITEK 2 Quality Control Testing

This study demonstrates the use of ATCC Minis as quality control strains for microbial identification on the VITEK 2 platform.

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A Simple and Rapid Alternative to 51Chromium or Fluorescent Dye Loading for Quantification of Natural Killer Cell Activity

A flow cytometry-based assay using K-562 cells stably expressing green fluorescent protein to quantify the cytotoxic activity of primary human natural killer cells.

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ATCC Human Bronchial-Tracheal Epithelial Cells

This study will test the ability of primary human bronchial/tracheal epithelial cells (HBECs) to differentiate into mature airway tissue using an air-liquid interface (ALI) culture model.

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ATCC Strains with Demonstrated Biocatalytic Ketone Reduction Capability

This study demonstrates keto-reductase enzyme activity amongst a group of 26 ATCC strains and the potential use of this activity in industrial applications aimed at outperforming traditional chemical-based approaches.

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Comprehensive Gene Expression Analysis and Neurotoxicity Testing of Human iPSC-derived Neural Progenitor Cells and Neurons

This study examines the ability of a novel medium to stimulate neural progenitor cells to differentiate into multiple types of neurons.

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Development and Use of Synthetic Molecular Standards for Dengue Virus Serotypes 1-4

ATCC has developed 4 quantitated synthetic molecular standards for Dengue virus (DENV) serotypes 1-4 for use as positive controls in qRT-PCR assays. Read this study to explore the development and application of these molecular standards.

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Directed Differentiation of Gastrointestinal Epithelial Organoids

Three human iPSC lines were tested for their ability to generate gastrointestinal organoids using defined culture media in a 2-D/3-D culture system using ATCC Cell Basement Membrane.

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Establishment of 3-D Neurosphere Culture from Human iPSC-Derived Neural Progenitor Cells

This report describes a straightforward and robust method of generating neurospheres from neural progenitor cells

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Generation of an EML4-ALK Fusion NSCLC Isogenic Cell Line Relevant for Drug Discovery and Development

An isogenic cell line was created to model cancer patients with the echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4 (EML4)-anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) fusion oncogene, a key oncogenic driver, and then tested for its sensitivity to known selective inhibitors of ALK.

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Generation of Cell Lines Capable of Producing Hight-titer Viral Stocks for Use in Vaccine Manufacture and Gene Therapy

In this study, we used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to create cell lines capable of producing model clinical viruses and adeno-associated viruses at titers much higher than the parental cell lines, providing an efficient method for biopharmaceutical companies to increase production while reducing associated costs.

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Genetically Modified Renal Proximal Tubule Epithelial Cells

We created three different hTERT-immortalized human primary renal proximal tubule epithelial cells (RPTEC) that stably express the OAT1, OCT2, and OAT3 proteins. We then tested the ability of these cells to intracellularly convey known SLC protein substrates.

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hTERT-immortalized and Primary Keratinocytes Differentiate into Epidermal Structures in 3-D Organotypic Culture

This study shows that an immortalized keratinocyte cell line, Ker-CT, is able to differentiate into organotypic skin equivalents in a 3-D culture model

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In Vitro Differentiation of Macrophages and Dendritic Cells

This study will demonstrate the differentiation potential of cryopreserved primary human CD14+ monocytes towards macrophage and dendritic cell lineages for applications including cancer immunology and vaccine development,

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Microbial Genome Databases

As part of the Enhanced Authentication Initiative, we identified the key challenges regarding existing microbial genome databases and developed a solution for improving the quality of reference genome sequences.

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Novel Fluorescent Reporters for Studying Host-pathogen Interactions

We have developed green fluorescent protein (GFP)-labled strains of various Gram-negative opportunistic pathogens from the ATCC collection. Here, we demonstrate the use of these labeled strains in studying bacterial pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, and compound screening assays.

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Green, pink and blue organoid cells. Application note

Protocol for the Thawing, Expansion, and Cryopreservation of Mouse Small Intestinal Organoids

Here, we describe a protocol for the initiation, culture, and subsequent cryopreservation of mouse small intestinal organoids starting from previously cryopreserved primary tissue–derived organoids.

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Use of the ATCC Aspergillus fumigatus Drug Testing Panel in Antifungal Drug Testing

Explore the development and application of a panel of A. fumigatus strains exhibiting various levels of sensitivity to common antifungal drugs.

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Use of Quantitative Mycoplasma DNA Controls in Evaluating Sensitivity

Learn how ATCC-designed quantitative mycoplasma DNA controls can be used to evaluate the sensitivity of two different molecular-based detection systems.

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Evaluation of GFP-labeled Control Strains for Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli STEC Assays

In this study, we evaluate the use of green fluorescent protein (GFP)-labeled strains representing several clinically relevant Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) serogroups associated with foodborne disease as positive controls.

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Development and Evaluation of Whole Cell- and Genomic DNA-based

In this study, we demonstrate that ATCC Microbiome Standards combined with the One Codex data analysis module provide a comprehensive solution for standardizing data from a wide range of sources, and generating consensus among microbiome applications and analyses.

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Development of ATCC Molecular Standards for Human Herpesvirus

In this study, we demonstrate the utility of molecular standards for Human herpesvirus 1 and 2 in the generation of standard curves for the detection and quantification of viral load.

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Development of Improved Synthetic Molecular Standards for Norovirus Genogroups I and II

Explore the use of quantitative synthetic molecular standards for Norovirus genogroups I and II in assay development.

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Development of Synthetic Molecular Standards for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Virus

Explore the development and validation of quantitated synthetic molecular standards for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and their applications as positive controls in molecular-based assays.

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Differentiation and expansion of hematopoietic precursor cells from bone-marrow derived CD34+ progenitors

This study will examine the differentiation and expansion potential of bone marrow-derived (BM) CD34+ cells into erythroid cells, megakaryocytes, and myeloid precursor cells in a liquid, non-adherent culture format.

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Development and Evaluation of Next-generation Sequencing Standards for Virome Research

In this study, we describe the development and quality control of the ATCC virome standards and present application data demonstrating their use throughout the different stages of a typical virome analysis workflow.

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Green and blue human embryonic kidney cells. Application note

Establishment and Characterization of a Kidney-drug Interaction Model

In this study, we created a HEK293T/17 cell line that stably expresses the human organic anion transporter (OAT1) and tested its transport capabilities.

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Telomerase-immortalized Microvascular Endothelial TIME Cells

In this study, we demonstrate that TIME cells maintain their normal growth rate and endothelial character at late passage when grown in ATCC’s VCBM-VEGF medium, but not in the previously recommended Lonza EGM™-2 MV BulletKit medium.

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Tips for Successful Subculturing: Dissociation Method

Discover how to tailor your dissociation method to your cell line to ensure successful subculture.

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Universal Mycoplasma Detection Kit

To facilitate the rapid and reliable detection of Mycoplasma in cell culture, ATCC offers the PCR-based Universal Mycoplasma Detection Kit. Explore how to use the kit to check your cultures for mycoplasma contamination.

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Use of Recombinant Bacteria with Unique Tags as Spike-in Controls for Microbiome Studies

In this application note, we describe the construction and application of ATCC Spike-in Standards as a tool for quantitative metagenomic analysis.

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Vibrio campbellii Quorum Sensing

This study will demonstrate the use of the ATCC Vibrio campbellii Panel as a non-pathogenic model for AI-2-based quorum sensing pathways.

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