SKOV3 GFP-HER2 are ovarian adenocarcinoma cells from a human 64 year old caucasion female having a ZFN modification creating a HER2-GFP transgene expressed from the endogenous HER2 gene locus.
This cell line was derived from ATCC Catalog No. HTB-77.
SKOV3 Cells GFP-HER2 has been used for live-cell screening assays to find compounds that affect cell structure or signaling pathways.
This product is a human SKOV3 cell line in which the genomic HER2 gene has been endogenously tagged with a Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) gene using CompoZr® Zinc Finger Nuclease technology. Integration resulted in endogenous expression of the fusion protein in which GFP is attached to the C-terminus of HER2. Fluorescence imaging shows characteristic HER2 membrane expression. This stable cell line was expanded from a single clone. The target′s gene regulation and corresponding protein function are preserved in contrast to cell lines with overexpression via an exogenous promoter.
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Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) signaling pathway promotes cell proliferation and survival in majority of breast cancers. Thus, overexpression of this protein leads to breast cancer. Heterodimeric complex of HER2 and phosphatidylinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) is the most potent stimulator of the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt anti-apoptosis pathway. Upregulated expression of HER2 is associated with the development of ovarian, colorectal, pancreatic, endometrial and gastric cancers. Trastuzumab, an antibody, works by binding to a domain in the external domain of HER2. This domain is missing in p95, a truncated form of HER2, and hence these cancer cells show resistance to trastuzumab. HER2 protein can be used as a prognostic marker and as a therapeutic option for gynecologic cancers.
Features and Benefits
Zinc Finger Nuclease (ZFN)-mediated targeted integration of a fluorescent GFP tag into the last exon of the HER2 gene on chromosome 17q21.1 to create a cell line exhibiting stable expression of the transgene tagged with GFP on the C-terminus of the protein.
The SKOV3 cells are adherent, with a doubling time of approx. 48 hours.
Tested for Mycoplasma, sterility, post-freeze viability, short terminal repeat (STR) analysis for cell line identification, cytochrome oxidase I (COI) analysis for cell line species confirmation.
Media Renewal changes two to three times per week.
Rapidly thaw vial by gentle agitation in 37°C water bath (~2 minutes), keeping vial cap out of the water. Decontaminate with 70% ethanol, add 9 mL culture media and centrifuge 125 x g (5-7 minutes). Resuspend in complete culture media and incubate at 37°C in a 5% CO2 atmosphere.
Subculture Ratio: approx. 1:3-1:6
The base medium for this cell line is McCoy′s 5A Medium, Cat. No. M8403. To make the complete growth medium, add the following components to the base medium: fetal bovine serum, Cat. No. F2442, to a final concentration (v/v) of 10% and L-glutamine, Cat. No. G7513, at a final concentration of 1.5 mM.
Cell freezing medium-DMSO 1X, Cat. No. C6164.
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